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God Bless Rush Limbaugh! by American Elephant
December 30, 2009, 9:26 pm
Filed under: Conservatism, News, Politics | Tags:

Rush Limbaugh has been rushed to the hospital while on vacation in Hawaii, after complaining of chest pains.

HONOLULU (AP) – A Honolulu television station is reporting that conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has been taken to a hospital with chest pains.

KITV reported Wednesday that paramedics responded to a call at 2:41 p.m. from the Kahala Hotel and Resort where Limbaugh is vacationing.

The station, citing unnamed sources, said paramedics treated Limbaugh and took him to The Queen’s Medical Center in serious condition.

Queen’s spokeswoman N. Makana Shook says the hospital is unable to comment on the report.

Television station KHON quoted unidentified sources saying Limbaugh was taken from the hotel in an ambulance.

Limbaugh was seen golfing at Waialae Country Club earlier this week. The country club is next to the Kahala Hotel and Resort.

That appears to be all that is known at this time. Our fervent prayers go out for his speedy and full recovery!

Update: We are relieved to hear that Rush is resting comfortably at the hospital according to his website. Further updates will be available at, and on tomorrow’s show.

Honesty and Character Remain the Best Policy. by The Elephant's Child
December 30, 2009, 2:21 am
Filed under: Health Care, Law, Statism | Tags: , , ,

So the Democrats have to bribe their own Senators and Congressmen to get them to vote for ObamaCare. Every poll indicates that the bill is deeply unpopular with the public.  Rasmussen polled Nebraska voters on a match between Senator Ben Nelson, who provided the decisive vote after receiving a permanent exception for Nebraska from increases in Medicaid costs, against Republican Governor Dave Heineman.

For an incumbent Senator to trail by 30 points in a hypothetical race is more than unusual.  Only 17 percent of Nebraska voters approve of the deal Sen. Nelson made on Medicaid in exchange for his vote.

Overall 63 percent of Nebraskans oppose the health-care legislation including 53 percent who are Strongly Opposed.  56 percent believe that passage of the legislation will hurt the quality of care, and 62 percent say it will raise costs.

Senator Nelson is trying desperately to figure out how to spin his vote.  Nancy Pelosi says she’s quite willing to lose many seats in order to pass ObamaCare. That fact in itself indicates that “health care” is not really about anyone’s health.  2012 is three years away, and who knows what might happen in the meantime.  But voters don’t like corruption, and they have surprisingly long memories.

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