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    Re: Is rush limbaugh serious?

    "I had learned not to care...I blew a few smoke rings, remembering those years. Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack, though..."

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    Re: Is rush limbaugh serious?

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    You had an irresponsible doctor. Was the medication bottle labelled with a warning or did the pharmacist give you literature about the addictive qualities of the drug. I believe that happens nowadays. Your case may have happened before this policy was implemented.

    I like to say, "If you can't be good, be lucky."

    I agree it is my responsibility, but it's hard to google when your leg feels like.... well like your femur was broken.



    I agree.

    The same could be said for people who take prescriptions and don't research them.
    see above.

    Illicit drugs are easier to get than regulated ones. I don't like taking anything either.

    I disagree. Would you like for me to get into?









    Yes. Has something changed since then?



    perhaps his stance?


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    Re: Is rush limbaugh serious?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    I would call that you being nit picky and semantical.



    I don't view it as a disease either but would have sought treament if neccesary.
    I'm sorry you find the AMA and APA nitpicky and semantical. Rush was wrong on that point. His actions belie his words on that point.
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    Re: Is rush limbaugh serious?

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    I'm sorry you find the AMA and APA nitpicky and semantical. Rush was wrong on that point. His actions belie his words on that point.



    No I find YOU nit picky, please try to focus.


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    Re: Is rush limbaugh serious?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Tuck,


    He fought the charges rightfully so.


    If you read the case, the prosecutorial misconduct was abhorrent.
    Hell, I have no problems with him fighting the charges. He'd be an idiot not to fight them.

    Now, personally, I'd rather be a "hypocrite" than in jail. I don't blame a person who makes a comment before it applies to themselves for changing that opinion AFTER it applies to them. He might have made those comments fully unaware that he himself would eventually be subject to them.

    He may have, like many addicts do, thought it was impossible for them to apply to himself.

    Thus, I would say that if he still holds the same views, he is being a hypocrite.

    And, regardless of any prosecuter misconduct, the statement by Rush deals with breaking the law for drugs. If he doctor-shopped, he was breaking the law for drugs. Regardless of prosecutotrial misconduct, the act was still a violation of the law. If he still holds said views (which may well have changed due to his own expereinces), then he is inarguably a hypocrite.

    I would give him the benefit of the doubt that his views have changed on teh matter given his voluntary donations to "drug courts" and such that allow addicts to receive treatment instead of incarceration. The fact that he participated in this, as well as made voluntary donations to it, shows that his views have changed a bit on the matter.

    I've changed my views, as has everyone. Usually, I change views when my understanding of things changes. If Rush change his views because of personal expereince, it is no different to me than if he changed views because of someone elses arguments. I can't necesarrily say commetns made befor Rush really understood addiction (as he does now) are indicative of hypocricy.

    It may be more of an indicator of ignorance (lack of knowledge, not used as a derogatory comment) on the matter than anything else. Perhaps after dealing with the problems of addiction, and the psychological factors involved, he now has much more sympathy for the addict, while still making it clear that it is a personal responsibility to not be an addict either by not becoming one or ceasing the behavior of one.

    When I said an argument could be made, I mean that. An argument could be made. But if his views changed, or he has always had a softer view ergarding prescription drug addiction, then charges of hypocricy are no longer applicable.
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    Re: Is rush limbaugh serious?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I'd say I'd want a close that isn't over a decade old, as early in the 90's addiction as a "disease" or more as a psychological disorder was far less researched, far less defined, and far more unsound then it was in the 2000's.

    I'd also say that not believing something is a disease does not mean that its not physical. I don't think Rush, or anyone that has any knowledge of drugs at all, would believe that the addiction to something is not at least in some part physical and mental. That does not mean its a DISEASE.
    I went to rehab in 1991. It was recognized as a disease then as it is now.

    I understand that it's not like Bubonic plague or malaria, but the medical community has declared it as such.
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    Re: Is rush limbaugh serious?

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    Nevermind, I see IT made a comment.

    That said, as I stated, I can very easily see how people can not believe it to be a legitimate, actual "disease" in the commonly accepted vernacular rather than a technical medical instance, yet still acknowledge that being addicted to something can have physical and mental side affects that need to be addressed.

    However really, Tucker strikes again with another on point post that puts my thoughts into words better than I can.

    Also, I'd still love to hear your comment in regards to him having no emapthy or compassion for anyone else.
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    Re: Is rush limbaugh serious?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    No I find YOU nit picky, please try to focus.
    That's funny coming from the person that had to misrepresent Obama's quote about his grandmother.
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    Re: Is rush limbaugh serious?

    I fully agree tucker, and IT should pay close attention to your 6th paragraph.


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    Re: Is rush limbaugh serious?

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    That's funny coming from the person that had to misrepresent Obama's quote about his grandmother.



    Why? One is an actual racist comment, the other is you being nitpicky about the history of the Rush incident.


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