Saturday, April 29, 2006

Hillbilly hustle

Perfect late Friday afternoon Limbaugh story dump, from NYT:
Rush Limbaugh, the conservative talk-radio host, was charged yesterday with prescription drug fraud and turned himself in to Florida authorities as part of a deal to resolve a lengthy inquiry into whether he improperly obtained painkillers. [emph added]
Really, would there have been any proper way for Limbaugh to have obtained the following:
The warrants included a prescription list from one pharmacy, which showed Limbaugh obtained 2,130 pain and anti-anxiety pills under the brand names Norco, OxyContin, Lorcet and others in a five-month period. On June 3, a prescription was filled for 240 tablets of Norco, a mixture of the painkiller hydrocodone and acetaminophen. On June 18, he filled a prescription for another 100 pills of Norco.
And that's only counting what Limbaugh got from doctor shopping; it doesn't include any pills he scored from his housekeeper and others.

Improperly obtaining painkillers.

That's what the media cll it when they're talking about a hypocritical multimillionaire rightwing lardass. But the rest of us call it what it is: hustling a fix.

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