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12/30/2009

Rush Limbaugh in Hawaii Hospital

Filed under: General — DRJ @ 7:31 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

Breitbart and the AP report a vacationing Rush Limbaugh is in serious condition in an Hawaii hospital. The report says he had chest pains.

— DRJ

30 Responses to “Rush Limbaugh in Hawaii Hospital”

  1. Ear Leader had him poisoned……

    either that or Michelle propositioned him.

    best wishes either way, from a non-listener.

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  2. Shut up, red.

    He’s at that age plus his history of obesity and smoking.

    I hope everything turns out ok. Good luck, Rush.

    nk (df76d4)

  3. He is too fat and has done too many cigars. Is it too late to ask him to adopt me ?

    Mike K (2cf494)

  4. I think he recently lost a lot of weight — 90 pounds in 4-5 months.

    DRJ (84a0c3)

  5. oh dear nk, now you’ve gone and damaged my self esteem, possibly forever…. how cruel of you, simply because you didn’t notice that i was making a joke.

    how will i ever recover?

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  6. In terms of medical care, he’s fortunate that he’s altered his tropical destination to Hawaii instead of his former choice of the Dominican Republic.

    Aplomb (6e45ba)

  7. Sorry, red. My father died of a heart attack. It was a chest pain that he refused to see a doctor about until it was too unbearable and too late.

    nk (df76d4)

  8. Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery, Rush!
    — From a 24-7 Podcast subscriber.

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R. (9eb641)

  9. not sure how fast the weight loss was, but too rapid a reduction can cause problems. i lost a very good friend to cardiac issues secondary to rapid massive weight loss.

    yeah he lost the weight, but he was never healthy again, and died in just a few years.

    RIP Brian.

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  10. He needs to live.

    happyfeet (e9e587)

  11. no worries nk: in a bizarre coincidence, the nightly kerfuffle here is that my FIL is running a SBP north of 200 and doesn’t want to go to the ER.

    if necessary, HRH, my 6 element, will be calling in the dustoff from here, assuming our guy on the ground can’t get him straight.

    (yeah, we’re both in the bidness: sorry if it makes my sense of humor on the issues a bit rough. %-)

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  12. I question the timing.

    j curtis (5126e4)

  13. Get well soon, Rush! And since you’re staying in the Queens Hospital in Honolulu, don’t forget to pick up a Hawaiian birth certificate!

    Official Internet Data Office (9aed74)

  14. I question the timing.
    Comment by j curtis — 12/30/2009 @ 8:38 pm

    What do you mean?

    Dana (f64b7d)

  15. If this turns out to have been a cigar-smoking related illness, I wonder if Rush will pull a Larry King and turn from unapologetic smoker to anti-smoking evangelist. I tend to think not.

    I have never understood his oft-stated aversion to exercise. Even people who don’t do it understand they should, but he’s said many times he doesn’t like it, and when he wants to lose weight, designs his own diet plans that don’t include increased exercise. If he actually had a fitness routine before embarking on his golfing, he might have avoided the injury that led to his painkiller addiction.

    L.N. Smithee (4b5542)

  16. I hate when people what smoked become anti-smoking evangelists. For sure I learned that when they quit and they’re all I can’t even be around smoke anymore it smells so disgusting they are LYING.

    It smells delicious.

    happyfeet (e9e587)

  17. 14

    It’s just one of those throwaway memes. I don’t think the Democrats on the island would do something to create a distraction from their current problems by making a political enemy ill. This isn’t Russia, yet.

    j curtis (5126e4)

  18. I have never understood his oft-stated aversion to exercise

    What, golf doesn’t count as exercise?
    Just what IS ear Leader doing out on those links?

    AD - RtR/OS! (32080e)

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  20. The man lives in southern Florida; why would he need to go to Hawai’i for a vacation? It’s obvious: he was having a secret meeting with President Obama, and will shortly be coming out in support of ObamaCare.

    No other explanation is possible.

    The inquisitive Dana (3e4784)

  21. nk,

    Sorry for your loss, very sorry.

    God Bless, Rush, everyone, anyone who is gravely sick deserves only our best and sincerest wishes for a full recovery and comfort to their families in the hour of need.

    EricPWJohnson (9b7688)

  22. Thank you, Eric. Some doctor had told my father that “the heart does not nag, it shouts” and he believed it. Until he had only 10% of it left.

    nk (df76d4)

  23. Time for Wanda Sykes to start developing an alibi.

    Pinandpuller (ac62c3)

  24. Is it safe to assume that the Leftists were as classy about this as they were in Tony Snow’s passing?

    JD (b1b77e)

  25. First the kid at Obama’s compound, and now Rush.

    Coincidence?

    Matador (176445)

  26. Hey, JD. Go over to Politico and see the wonderful and uplifting comments from our Left-leaning brothers and sisters there. I don’t understand the personal level of nastiness. Today is my sister-in-law’s memorial service. Life is a gift. The people wishing death on Limbaugh are, well, not quality people.

    Eric Blair (d45d96)

  27. good to know he is okay.

    The most biting comment i have heard about this whole thing is from instapundit. The same people wishing for Limbaugh’s death want to control your healthcare.

    A.W. (e7d72e)

  28. I have never understood his oft-stated aversion to exercise.

    Me, neither – but I learned from my father that when a person adamantly refuses to acknowledge reality in the face, then you have to just let them be and watch the inevitable decline. My father’s father smoked like a chimney and developed emphysema and later died of a heart attack, yet my father kept his 3 packs/day habit, even after repeated aterial surgeries and later on a triple bypass. We screamed, pleaded and cajoled him constantly to quit for himself if not for the rest of his family, to no avail. Didn’t make a whit of difference to him, until it was far too late to do anything about it.

    Dmac (a964d5)

  29. A friend of mine over at facebook posted that he hopes Limbaugh dies before midnight so that his heirs will be stuck with higher estate taxes.

    It’s nice to see the left still classy as ever.

    Some chump (36dbd5)

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