Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Schadenfreude

I'm suffering from a case of schadenfreude today, so don't mind me. And don't mind me if I find this bit of news a bit too ironic and amusing.

Back in October 1995, Rush Limbaugh said on his television show "Drug use, some might say, is destroying this country. And so, if people are violating the law by doing drugs, they ought to be accused and they ought to be convicted and they ought to be sent up." Being an equal opportunity drug warrior, Limbaugh said in response to the charge that drug laws singled out African Americans "Too many whites are getting away with drug use. The answer is to go out and find the ones who are getting away with it, convict them and send them up the river too."

Back in April, he agreed to a deal that kept him from jail time when faced with charges about Oxycontin and other prescription painkillers. I guess he didn't learn a lesson about being a model citizen and he may find himself back in front of a judge. Limbaugh, hardly the voice of compassion for non-violent drug offenders, has run afoul of the law again. This time, it's that little blue pill, Viagra.

Limbaugh was returning on a flight from the Dominican Republic when he was questioned by customs agents about a vial of pills that were not labeled with his name. A doctor had prescribed the drug Limbaugh's attorney said, but it was `labeled as being issued to the physician rather than Mr. Limbaugh for privacy purposes,''

That privacy thing kind of blew up all over the media, didn't it? Not only do we know Limbaugh is a blowhard, we now know that he needs "a little help" and that is too much information for me!

This schadenfreude is getting to me, does anyone have a pill for that?

3 comments:

brainhell said...

Yours is healthy Schadenfreude. Enjoy.

Chancelucky said...

Rush seems to have any number of physical difficulties from the boil on his rear that made him 4F to the back pain/drug addiction, to this....I keep thinking that his body is trying to tell him something.

When his addiction almost made him deaf (he claims it was an immune system problem), it did briefly make me think that whoever manages the universe has a sense of humor at least once in a while.

pogblog said...

Public figures (Dole, Limbaugh) must be jailed for the greater offense of dangerously polluting our inner atmospheres with revolting images of the odious idea that anyone living could conceivably have any concourse with either of them. It must be necrophilia.

I think they want to associate themselves with these controlled substances so we'll think they are rampaging it up out there. Not a chance Bob, Rush. We are not fooled. The funeral parlors should redouble their locks.