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October 02, 2003

Say it ain’t so, Rush buddy

Does Rush Limbaugh have a drug problem? The New York Daily News says it has confirmed that he was ratted out to Florida authorities by his former housekeeper, Wilma Cline, 42, who claims she was his pill supplier for four years. The Limbaugh case supposedly is being investigated by the Palm Beach County state attorney’s office.

This story firsts broke in the, ahem, National Enquirer, but the Daily News, an actual newspaper, says it has independently confirmed the story.

The chief dittohead’s choice of drugs, according to Cline: OxyContin, Lorcet and hydrocodone, all prescription painkillers. OxyContin is particularly potent and addictive and has become known as “hillbilly heroin” because of its popularity in poor areas of the South. Rich areas, too, it would now appear.

All this comes on the heels of Limbaugh’s resignation from his gig at ESPN for making what were widely perceived as racist comments about Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb.

Limbaugh’s office issued a statement saying he had no knowledge of a drug investigation. Attorneys for Limbaugh refused to comment and said their client couldn’t be reached because he was traveling. Maybe they meant tripping.

Update: wounded soldiers will no longer be billed for hospital meals

One of the most absurd of many injustices done our troops was charging the wounded $8.10 a day for their hospital meals. That may be about over. The Senate has inserted a provision in the Bush administration’s $87 billion Iraq-Afganistan budget request to end the practice.

Air Force is ready to shoot down U.S. passenger planes if necessary

"Frankly, we have long discussions with people to see if they're mentally prepared to do this -- pilots and operators on the ground, too, for the air defense system."

-- Air Force Gen. Ralph Eberhart

Air Force pilots practice shooting down U.S. airliners weekly, according to Eberhart, and are prepared to do it as a last resort to prevent another catastrophe like 9/11.

"As we talk our way through this with our people, the important thing is they know we have done everything possible," Eberhart told reporters. "This is our last resort. And if we don't do this, innocent people on the ground are going to die, too."

It’s a chilling world we live in, no?

Posted by tbrown at 11:49 AM




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