Rush “Not Guilty!”

by Ryan on April 29, 2006

in Politics

Drudge has the scoop! Rush has to jump through some hoops, but at least in 18 months, the whole thing’ll be behind him… just in time for his estute political analysis during the run up to the 2008 election!

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rightonoz April 29, 2006 at 11:14 pm

Sorry, Ryan, I have to question whether someone who wasn’t so high profile, and aligned with the political view of the state (and national) government would have received such favourable treatment. In effect he gets to pretend he’s not guilty, but the settlement says otherwise and he gets to stay free, while a normal you or I would have been prosecuted and probably spent time.

For a party that espouses zero crime tolerance (send the illegals back, they broke the law, Throw CIA leakers/whistleblowers (insert opinion) in jail), it appears a little two faced to the outsider. Lock them all up, as long as they’re not on our team.

On the CIA leaker (forget the name for the moment), if as reported here and in the Euopean pubs I follow, she has leaked details of the CIA’s gross violation of EU law in it’s overflights and possilbe international law in the handling and treatment of the prisoners (regardless of what/who they are), then whistleblower would be more accurate and any rantings about treason etc are just that. Having said that, I will wait for the full facts to emerge before I make a final decision on that one. She might be a whistleblower, she might be a leaker..time will hopefully tell.


rightonoz April 30, 2006 at 12:08 am

Hi Ryan,

Firstly my apologies for this being off subject. I hope you don’t mind me inserting them as there is not a current discussion on the subject.

For me as an ‘outsider’ these stats, if true put a VERY different slant on the immigration debate. I have to admit to differing views to yourself an Mike prior to seeing this.

While I still have views on the economic effect of throwing them out, I’ll be the first to admit I was wrong on the bigger picture.

.From the researchers at the Los Angeles Times:

40 percent of all workers in L.A. County are working for cash and not paying taxes.

95 percent of all arrest warrants issued for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.

75 percent of people on L.A.’s most-wanted list are illegal aliens.

Over two-thirds of all births are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal whose births were paid for by the taxpayers.

Nearly 25 percent of all inmates in California detention centers are here illegally.

Over 300,000 illegals are living in garages.

The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegals from south of the border.

Nearly 60 percent of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.

Of the 10 million people in Los Angeles County, 5.1 million speak English and 3.9 million speak Spanish.

21 radio stations in Los Angeles are Spanish speaking.

Less than 2 percent of illegals are picking crops but 29 percent are on welfare.

Over 70 percent of the U.S. annual population growth (over 90 percent of California, Florida and New York) are from immigration.

29 percent of inmates in the federal prisons are illegal aliens.

The lifetime fiscal impact (taxes minus services used) for the average adult Mexican immigrant is a negative.

They also send about $15 billion back to Mexico annually.

It cost Los Angeles $276 million in welfare costs for 100,000 children of illegal aliens.


Ryan April 30, 2006 at 1:07 am

Your right that Rush did get hooked to the drugs, but American society has a double standard here.

Yes, your average Joe would get jail time a fine and/or clinical treatment, whereas Rush has only to keep off the opiates.

However, Green Bay Packers perennial QB Bret Farve was addicted to the same pain killers after one of his surgeries and no one cared.

Rush had serious back surgery, Bret’s a beloved football star. Yet, both have it better than you or I were we in that same situation. But it seems even the rich and the privileged have different standards that they must wiggle through.


Mike April 30, 2006 at 11:40 am

Sorry but I disagree with both of you. Although this type of thing is illegal, it is rarely prosecuted. The non-high profile person Oz refers to would not have been prosecuted to begin with. It was a politically motivated investigation which violated the Florida state constitution by fishing through Limbaugh’s medical records.

This prosecutor simply could not prove his case. Limbaugh saw an opportunity to have it go away by continuing with the treatment he has been undergoing anyway. The prosecutor saves face. Limbaugh saves aggravation.

Laws should be enforced. However, they should be enforced equally against and for everybody. Sorry, Oz, Limbaugh’s high profile is the only reason this was ever a story in the first place.


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