OK, here’s the deal. The aptly-named Rush is (we trust) Off the Narcotics but now there might be Another pharmacological issue, here. Of course it’s also possible he simply got Stiffed by left-leaning Law Enforcement in Palm Beach County. / Ultraliberal MSM souce: Fox News ~
Ã‚Â Rush Limbaugh was detained for about three-and-a-half hours at Palm Beach International Airport after authorities said they found a bottle of Viagra in his possession without a prescription.
The 55-year-old radio commentator’s luggage was examined by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after his private plane landed at the airport around 2 p.m. from the Dominican Republic, said Paul Miller, spokesman for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
ICE officials found in Limbaugh’s luggage a prescription bottle labeled as Viagra, a prescription drug that treats erectile disfunction, Miller said.
“The problem was that on the bottle itself was not his name, but the name of two Florida doctors,” Miller said.
…”He said he had the Viagra in his possession for his use and that he did obtain it from his doctors,” Miller said.
Sheriff’s investigators confiscated the drugs [ oh, the inHumanity / ~ the guestblogger :], and Limbaugh was released around 5:30 p.m. without being charged.
A doctor had prescribed the drug, but it was “labeled as being issued to the physician rather than Mr. Limbaugh for privacy purposes,” Roy Black, Limbaugh’s attorney, said in a statement…
Read what little I left out. Well, the Presumption of Innocence applies & now we’ll have to wait & see what comes of this one. As Briandot has recently reminded us, hard cases do make bad law :}. Let us all hope poor Rush doesn’t get scr*wed again. (Now what was Brendan’s so-wonderfully-discovered Teutonic noun, again? Oh yeah, that’s it: Schadenfreude. :)
You might think I’m referring to the Azores — but in fact I’m talking about the DC Metro area. The rain that is currently soaking the East Coast of the United States is causing major problems for the nation’s capital, including flooding of major thoroughfares. The buildings housing the Justice Department, the IRS, and the National Archives are all experiencing problems; the basement of the IRS is partially flooded, although the National Archives is (thankfully) merely surrounded by a muddy moat. The 12th Street tunnel is flooded, as is part of US29 in Silver Spring, and part of the Beltway near Alexandria is covered in five feet of mud. Or so says the rumors on the Internets.
Thankfully I’m in Denver for a conference, and am looking out my hotel window at gorgeous blue skies at 5,000 feet above sea level. :) (…although the power at my house has gone out, taking down Briandot headquarters.)
UPDATE BY BRENDAN: Capital Weather has complete coverage.
And, as if the current flooding wasn’t enough, Dr. Jeff Masters writes that a tropical depression could form tomorrow off the Carolina coast, and head north. “Depending on the low’s track, the mid-Atlantic coast may also get a good soaking on Wednesday.” Like they need it! The Storm Track has more.
Port Hueneme in Ventura County, California has been evacuated after a written threat -- "This nitro is for you, Mr. George W. Bush, and your Jewish cronies" -- was found written on a metal pole inside
a container ship, according to CNN.
There is not much going on outside of lots of rain in Florida. From the NHC, as of 11:30 AM EDT:
A LARGE TROPICAL WAVE ACCOMPANIED BY A WEAK LOW PRESSURE AREA IS LOCATED ABOUT 1000 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF THE SOUTHERN WINDWARD ISLANDS. SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SYSTEM IS NOT EXPECTED AS IT MOVES WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT 15 TO 20 MPH.
Just in: Italy has advanced to the quarterfinals with a dramatic last-second penalty converted against Australia to win the game 1-0.
Update, 10:04: Summary of the game posted.