Rush Limbaugh Has Legal Drug Run-In Over Viagra


Rush Limbaugh is in the news again about a possible drug-law violation — a story that perhaps tells us a little more than we WANT to know:

Rush Limbaugh was detained for about 3 1/2 hours at Palm Beach International Airport after authorities said they found a bottle of Viagra in his possession without a prescription.

Since he got into hot water and reached a deal with prosecutors over pain pill prescriptions, some of Limbaugh’s critics suggested he should have spent more time in rehab. But Rush clearly wanted to stick it out a while longer. MORE from the AP:

The 55-year-old radio commentator’s luggage was examined by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after his private plane landed at the airport around 2 p.m. from the Dominican Republic, said Paul Miller, spokesman for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

Here’s A VIDEO of one of the early news reports on a cable TV talk show. AND:

Customs officials found in Limbaugh’s luggage a prescription bottle labeled as Viagra, a prescription drug that treats erectile dysfunction, Miller said.

QUESTION: Can’t and shouldn’t Limbaugh write this off as a vital business expense?

After all, he is considered by many to be a Big One. MORE:

“The problem was that on the bottle itself was not his name, but the name of two Florida doctors,” Miller said.

Details, deschmails.

After all, if this had been progressive talker Ed Schultz or Al Franken or even NBC’s Brian Williams you wouldn’t see any eyebrows raised or hear a single peep. Right? AND:

The matter was turned over to the sheriff’s office, whose investigators interviewed Limbaugh.

“He said he had the Viagra in his possession for his use and that he did obtain it from his doctors,” Miller said.

Hopefully it isn’t counterfeit Viagra. Then he’d be stiffed. MORE:

Sheriff’s investigators confiscated the drugs, and Limbaugh was released around 5:30 p.m. without being charged.

However, the sheriff’s office plans to file a report with the state attorney’s office.

“We believe there may be a second degree misdemeanor violation, which is possession of certain drugs without a prescription, because the bottle does not have his name on it,” Miller said.

Meanwhile, Limbaugh’s lawyer, the legendary criminal defense attorney Roy Black, issued a release to the press explaining it was no big deal:

While going through routine Customs inspection of luggage at Palm Beach International Airport upon his return from an international trip, Rush Limbaugh was detained by customs agents after they noticed a non-narcotic prescription drug, which had been prescribed by Mr. Limbaugh’s treating physician but labeled as being issued to the physician rather than Mr. Limbaugh for privacy purposes. After a brief interview, Mr. Limbaugh was permitted to continue on his journey.

Oh. It was in someone else’s name for privacy purposes

They’d do that for ANY citizen. You and me, too. (But I DON’T NEED Viagra, despite all those emails). AND:

Last month, Limbaugh reached a deal with prosecutors who had accused the conservative talk-show host of illegally deceiving multiple doctors to receive overlapping pain pill prescriptions. Under the deal, a single charge commonly referred to as “doctor shopping” would be dismissed after 18 months if he complies with terms that include submitting to random drug tests and continuing treatment for his acknowledged addiction to painkillers.

What can emerge from this story?

It provides a useful tip to travel agents arranging travel for Mr. Limbaugh:

Never put Rush Limbaugh in a room with a bed under a low ceiling fan.

HERE ARE A FEW OTHER SITES COMMENTING ON THIS PENETRATING NEWS: Down With Tyranny, Assorted Babble By Suzie, Gigantic Dwarf, Billmon, Radio Equalizer, Taylor Marsh, Liberal Wacko, Matt Stoller, Dpendergraft, Americablog, Uncommon Sense, skippy the bush kangaroo, Burn The Liberals, Macsmind, Corrente, Shakespeare’s Sister




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  • Neo

    It’s only about sex.

  • Salmineo

    This man.

    This man has damaged my country. This man has turned my people against each other for money. This man makes a mockery of the ideals my relatives died defending. This man is a propaganda artist. A liar by trade. This man cannot possibly believe in either God nor Country. This man can go to hell.

  • ceabaird

    What the hell was he doing with a bottle of Viagra in the Dominican Republic? Isn’t that next door to Haiti? I’d hate to see that there were any young boys involved in this mess…

  • SnarkyShark

    Rush-better living through chemicals.

  • Mzungo

    I went Surfing in DR about 5 years ago, and at the time prostitution was legal (or at least not enforced). In the small town I was in (Cabarete) there was a group of women, all from eastern block countries, that worked at a high end brothel near there. The going rate was $5,000 for a weekend, or so i was told. Maybe that is why he needed the Viagra?

  • mark o

    MY GOD THE LOONEY TUNES OUT OUT TODAY. WHY WON’T YOU TWO PERCENTERS JUST CRAWL BACK INTO THE HOLE YOU CRAWLED OUT OF.

    RUSH HAD VIAGRA, RUSH IS A FAMOUS PERSON, GO TO GOOGLE AND TYPE IN VIAGRA PRIVACY.

    VIAGRA

    VIAGRA

    VIAGRA

    DO YOU THINK FAMOUS PEOPLE GO AND BUY, SAY EVEN TOILET PAPER, BY THEMSELVES? NO, THIS IS ALL ABOUT THE TWO PERCENTERS HATING RUSH, BUSH, AMERICA, SOLDIERS, REPUBLICANS, ETC.

    BY THE WAY; ED SCHULTZ AND AL FRANKEN HAVE THEIR OWN PROBLEMS TO KEEP HIDDEN BUT WE KNOW WHAT THEY ARE.

    SO WHEN DO YOU TWO PERCENTERS MOVE TO CANADA? I THOUGHT YOU WERE ALL GOING THERE AFTER THE 2004 ELECTION WIN BY BUSH. WHAT’S THE MATTER? DID YOU FIND OUT CANADA WON’T TAKE PEOPLE LIKE YOU? I DON’T BLAME THEM.

  • C.Prez

    “HA HA” (c) Nelson

  • SnarkyShark

    mark o:

    Way to shout there dude.

    A lot more than 2%.That is probalby a more apt discussion of your side of the aisle. But Im sorry your hero keeps getting busted, has to pay for sex, and can’t get it hard without chemical help.Must be a real letdown for all your manly manworship and codpeice glorifying.

    I swear to god, with Gannons gay ass visits to the white house, Bush’s milking male horses, and Rushes sex vacations to the PR, this admin makes Caligula look like a piker.

    And all you ‘frothy’ wingers cna’t quit fixating on the mighty Clenis(tm)?

    Whats wrong with you people?

  • K. Gregory

    That’s right. Everyone who doesn’t vote for the candidate who win’s an election or who criticizes that candidate or soemone who supports that candidate should move to Canada. You’re what they call someone who believes in democracy. Let’s hope your kind of democracy is not what the United States is working to set up in Iraq. Don’t you realize when you make comments like that you discredit thinking conservatives — and there are many. But I know it’s hard to think when you’re sitting on your brains.

  • Pug

    Why was this probationer allowed to take a weekend trip to the Dominican Republic? This is not routine.

    Rush can’t get it up. No wonder he was so hard on Clinton. Bill didn’t need Viagra.

  • Rudi

    Rush is a media figure who has to give and take. This story is only worthy of sarcasm. Rush started the Right Wing attack radio, he is no wf Buckley, his detractors will attack him for anything, just like his attacks at the “Drive by Media” on his show. mark o – that “love it or leave it” didn’t work during the Vietnam War.

  • K. Gregory

    No one is ridiculing Rush…Give and take…That will improve with Viagra. (I couldn’t help myself).

  • Christian Boycaught

    Wouldn’t the use of Viagra be a sin for Rush?? It would either be fornication or adultery, right? Are there no Christians that think this is wrong?

  • Chippedchips

    I may try Cialis….and if I get an erection that last more than four hours…I’m not calling my doctor….

    I’m calling Guiness! :-) LOLOLOLOL

  • Salmineo

    Well now!

    For those of you who accuse me of ranting, please observe mark o here. Mark O posted a “Rant”, one each, class A.

    Notice that the first True Rant, came from the right winger side.

  • TP

    Think about it. How does doctor shopping work? Ask a doctor to give you samples, fill the script in another name (for privacy), etc. No paper trail at the pharmacy leading to him.
    He got away with a very light sentance, I don’t disagree with that. But to continue to surrepticiously obtain prescription drugs, for whatever reason, is a violation of his plea deal and he should now face music.
    Not to mention that if he was entering the country with prescription drugs without a presciption it is also illegal.

  • Chippedchips

    Snarky..your last reply….I swear when I stop laughing I’m gonna poke a finger in ur ribs…

  • anonymous by nature

    Mark is right. Move to Canada like you said you would if Bush won the election. I will help you pack your “medicinal” plants.

  • hold on there

    Fat boy big mouth Ed Schultz fishes without buying a Minnesota fishing license!!!

  • Salmineo

    SnarkyShark

    Just to good for words.

  • Rudi

    Where did the stupid trolls come from. Not manly enough to use their emails that were asigned to them at the Texas AirNationalGuard. At least Pyst uses a sarcastic fake email. These anal wart draft dodgers hide behind anonymos ID’s. Go join MM’s table tennis teams – hold on there.

    I hear that W,Limpbaugh and Gannon have matching flight suits with an easy access rear flap. Heard that at Kos or MoonbatCenrtral must be true.

    I guess that was a little over the top, I should toss my Lenin card on the corpses.

  • did ya ever think

    Rush’s viagra “bust” was a publicity stunt?

    Interestingly enough, Florida law specifically states that what he did was totally legal. The law specifically allows a Doctor to put his name on a prescription for a patient seeking privacy.

    Too bad you Rush haters never checked the law before your tirade.

    Oh, and MY GOD ONE PILL WAS MISSING.

  • SnarkyShark

    Doesn’t matter. Your guys perfected the art of the slogan, jingoism, and out of context gotchas.

    It’s the world your boys created, and it is now the world where even non kool-aid drinking conseves will be laughing and refering to him as Limp-baugh

    Right-wing demaguage meet bed. Now sleep in it.

    But your desperation is cute, so do go on.

  • SnarkyShark

    And no- I never did think it was a publicity stunt.

    Since it calls attention to a probationer violating the hell out of his probation on severl levels, that would make it a pretty stupid publicity stunt.

    Doesn’t help your case, but keep thrashing about. I’m sure you’ll come up with something.

  • mikey mouse

    Ed Schultz’s problem is his producer and staff at his show. They are impediments and holding him back. It is a very unprofessional small bunch of people working for him.

  • zenith

    I agree with whoever asked what about Rush’s professed love for conservative family values? What about him going on about the evils of adultery and fornication, and how abstinence only should be taught in schools, and all that right wing jazz? Why is an UNmarried man hopping over to the Dominican Republic, a known sex tourism destination, with a bottle of viagra? It certainly wasn’t to climb into a chaste marital bed with a devoted Christian spouse, now was it? And when he returned he himself said he would love to report on all the “fun” he had in the D.R., bujt wasn’t allowed to do so or something like that. Sounds like he is gunning to become another Jimmy Swaggart! I just love watching the conservatives scramble to cover for their hero! Wonder what Rush would have to say if it had been Clinton?

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