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10/18   Limbaugh's auction of Reid's smear letter now over $17.6million.
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        \_ And disinterest among the non-ditto-heads approaches infinity.
           \_ Indeed.  When anyone *else* auctions something to raise close to
              $1M for charity, it's a lead story....
              \_ Cite, please. That, or drop trou.
                 \_ You've gotta be kidding.  This is a sky-is-blue thing.  Go
                    hit google for 3 seconds.  Take off the hate blinders.
                    \_ Just writing this is more time than I intend to waste
                       on anything having to do with Limbaugh.
                       \_ I'll snipe, but I refuse to learn anything!
                          \_ What exactly is the PP supposed to be learning?
                             Limbaugh is usually full of shit, arguably a
                             dans is usually full of shit, arguably a
                             Rush Limbaugh is usually full of shit, arguably a
                             hypocrite, and surrounded by yes-men and
                             sycophants.  Why would anyone sensible waste his
                             or her time digging through the volume of shit
                             that Limbaugh produces to find the occasional
                             thing he gets or does right? -dans
                             \_ Limbaugh is the Colbert of the convervatives.
                             \_ Regardless of whom or what it concerns, saying
                                "x is not true!", "Umm, of course x is true,
                                look it up.", "I refuse to look it up! You're
                                a poo-poo head!", is dumb.  period.
                                \_ No, sorry that is not the way it works.
                                   The person making the extraordinary claim
                                   has to back it up with facts. If I claim
                                   that the moon is made of green cheese and
                                   someone disputes it, my response should
                                   not be "just Google it, asshat." The truth
                                   is that charity auction raise millions
                                   all the time with barely any notice at all.
                                   The Napa Valley wine auction does it every
                                   year.
                                   year. And here is another one, no one has
                                   ever heard of:
                           http://www.hiltonheadwineauction.org/pastevents.htm
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                                   You and Rush have an overdeveloped sense
                                   of your own indignation, but I guess that
                                   is the whole Right Wing schtick.
                                \_ I'm not calling RL a poo-poo head.  I'm
                                   saying he's full of shit, i.e. most of the
                                   time the things he says are untrue.  I'm
                                   saying he's a hypocrite, i.e. he says one
                                   thing and does the other (c.f. prescription
                                   drug scandal).  You sir are full of shit.
                                   and I don't need to google to know that.
                                   -dans
                                   \_ Re: prescription drugs: when has Rush
                                      ever come out against drug users?  You
                                      are just assuming so because he is right
                                      wing.  I'd like to see the transcript
                                      of that.  Have you ever listened to his
                                      show?  It doesn't seem like it.  Maybe
                                      you're just looking for a nice ausman?
                                      you're just looking for a nice poodle?
                                      you're just looking for a nice german shepherd?
                                      \_ "Let's all admit something. There's
                                         nothing good about drug use. And we
                                         have laws against selling drugs,
                                         pushing drugs, using drugs, importing
                                         drugs. 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.
                                         \_ URL
                                            \_ http://www.csua.org/u/jsb (MSN)
                                            \_ Because, when someone provides
                                               a detailed quote, they're
                                               probably making that shit up.
                                               Clearly, it never happened if
                                               it's not on the internets.
                                               And, if it's on the internets
                                               it must be true!  Unless you
                                               don't like what it says, in
                                               which, case the iternet is a
                                               big old dumping ground full of
                                               lies and unreliable
                                               information.  You are a
                                               disingenuous fuckhead.
                                               Seriously, did you get a copy
                                               of 'Stupid High School Debate
                                               Tricks for Aspiring Amoral
                                               Republican Types' for your
                                               birthday or something? -dans
                                               \_ I can provide you all sorts
                                                  of detailed quotes.  It does
                                                  not mean they are in context
                                                  or weren't totally made up.
                                                  For example, 41 of our
                                                  esteemed Senators recently
                                                  completely fabricated the
                                                  statements of a well known
                                                  radio show host, but you
                                                  seem ok with that.
                                      \_ Told you I didn't need google to know
                                         you're full of shit. -dans
               \_ Poor Rush, no one is paying any attention to him. He really
                  is suffering.
                  \_ He should get a dog, then.  Maybe a nice german shepherd!
                  \_ 25m listeners... ignored... forgotten... unknown.
                     \_ Obviously a victim of liberal media bias.
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ka Jesse MacBeth) and other "phony soldiers" who falsify their service. This letter was delivered to Mark Mays of Clear Channel Communications, Rush Limbaugh's syndication partner, and widely quoted in the Drive-By Media. Up for auction is the original letter signed by 41 Democrat senators. This historic document may well represent the first time in the history of America that this large a group of US senators attempted to demonize a private citizen by lying about his views. As such, it is a priceless memento of the folly of Harry Reid and his 40 senatorial co-signers. will be donated to The Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation, a registered charity which provides financial assistance to the children of fallen Marines and federal law enforcement officers. Rush Limbaugh serves on the Board of this organization and has been active on its behalf. every dollar of your winning bid will go to this charity, which has to date distributed over $29 million. Rush first publicly displayed this letter on the night of October 11th during a speech in Philadelphia, having a security operative carry it on stage, with the letter itself safely encased in a Halliburton Attache case handcuffed to the agent's right wrist. Included in this auction is that same Halliburton briefcase, as well as a personal letter from Rush Limbaugh, thanking the winning bidder for his donation. The special handcuffs may not be distributed outside of law enforcement and security officers, and thus are not included in this auction. As winning bidder, you get: - The original and infamous "Harry Reid Smear" letter, signed by 41 Democat senators - The Halliburton briefcase in which this letter is secured 24 hours a day - A personal letter of thanks from the Man Who Runs America, Rush Limbaugh - A photograph of Rush displaying the letter on stage in Philadelphia on October 11th Who Signed? ABOUT RUSH LIMBAUGH AND HIS RADIO SHOW: The Rush Limbaugh Show is the most listened to radio talk show in America, broadcast on about 600 radio stations nationwide. It is hosted by America's Anchorman, Rush Limbaugh, also known as: America's Truth Detector; the All-Knowing, All-Sensing, All-Everything Maha Rushie; defender of motherhood, protector of fatherhood and an all-around good guy. com FOR CHARITY: The Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation encourages the spiritual, moral and intellectual development of children through education. The Foundation was formed in February 1995, by former Marines and law enforcement personnel who strongly believe that our nation's most precious resource is its youth. TERMS AND CONDITIONS A bid is a legally binding contract. This is for a charitable purpose -- do not bid if you are not 100% certain you can follow through with payment at the winning bid price and within the time frame allotted. All bids and sales are final, so please verify your bid amount before placing it. Bidders who retract bids and then bid again may have their bids removed and may be blocked from participating in the auction. We reserve the right to reject any bids, especially from users with a history of negative feedback. We also reserve the right to screen and reject bidders using reasonable discretion. Non paying bidders may be subject to collection and legal costs. By bidding in this auction, the bidder understands and agrees to eBay's terms of service as well as all terms and conditions mentioned here. For bids over $15,000, a valid credit card registered in the name of the account owner must be on file at eBay. The card will not be charged unless such bid is the highest bidder and then only upon completion of the winning bid price verification. In certain cases, we may request a deposit before allowing a bidder to become qualified to place a bid. In such circumstances, the deposit will be refunded if said bidder is not the winning bidder upon the auction's close. PAYMENT Payment is required within business days of the auction close. Failure to deliver payment within the designated time will result in default of the bid and we may select the next highest bidder. Acceptable payment options include PayPal, money order, bank check, certified check, cashier check, or bank-to-bank wire transfer. If paying by PayPal, we only ship to confirmed PayPal addresses. SHIPPING FREE SHIPPING TAX INFORMATION Payment of the winning bid made through this auction may be tax deductible. Consult with your tax advisor for more information, as we do not provide tax consulting. CUSTOMER SERVICE If you have any questions about this auction not addressed here, contact us by using the "ask seller a question" link at the top of the page. Customer service is available 7 days a week during the auction event. Shipping and Handling To Service FREE United States Standard Flat Rate Shipping Service Shipping insurance Not offered Return policy Return policy not specified. Read item description for any reference to return policy.
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The money raised from this multi-day wine festival benefits the Arts Center's Education and Outreach programs, which include student field trips, community festivals and ArtsReach, an arts enrichment program that sends professional artists into schools and after-school centers to work with students and teachers on a variety of projects. The first Wine Auction & Gala - held in 1996 as part of the Arts Center's grand opening festivities - netted the nonprofit organization $70,000. Over the years, the event has been expanded to include celebrity chef dinners, a champagne and caviar reception and wine tasting workshops. Honorary chairmen such as Diane and John Livingston, owners of one of the best-known cabernet vineyards in Napa Valley, Hubert Millet, chairman of Seagrams Wines, and Philip Wente, owner and manager of the oldest continuously operated family-owned winery in California, helped raise the prestige of the black tie affair to become Hilton Head's single-largest fundraising multi-event. The list of wine experts who have served as auctioneers is just as impressive. Among the standouts are Ann Barry Colgin, a renowned Napa Valley vintner, Fritz Hatton, principal auctioneer and international wine consultant for Christie's, Ursula Hermacinski, the first woman ever to serve as auctioneer at the world-famous Napa Valley Wine Auction, and David Reynolds, America's premier charity wine auctioneer.
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The money raised from this multi-day wine festival benefits the Arts Center's Education and Outreach programs, which include student field trips, community festivals and ArtsReach, an arts enrichment program that sends professional artists into schools and after-school centers to work with students and teachers on a variety of projects. The first Wine Auction & Gala - held in 1996 as part of the Arts Center's grand opening festivities - netted the nonprofit organization $70,000. Over the years, the event has been expanded to include celebrity chef dinners, a champagne and caviar reception and wine tasting workshops. Honorary chairmen such as Diane and John Livingston, owners of one of the best-known cabernet vineyards in Napa Valley, Hubert Millet, chairman of Seagrams Wines, and Philip Wente, owner and manager of the oldest continuously operated family-owned winery in California, helped raise the prestige of the black tie affair to become Hilton Head's single-largest fundraising multi-event. The list of wine experts who have served as auctioneers is just as impressive. Among the standouts are Ann Barry Colgin, a renowned Napa Valley vintner, Fritz Hatton, principal auctioneer and international wine consultant for Christie's, Ursula Hermacinski, the first woman ever to serve as auctioneer at the world-famous Napa Valley Wine Auction, and David Reynolds, America's premier charity wine auctioneer.
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Limbaugh cuts deal on drug charge April 29: Radio host Rush Limbaugh has taken a tough stand on drug cases, but a deal he struck with Tampa Bay authorities over a prescription drug charge will allow Limbaugh to walk away largely unscathed. The charge will be dropped if Limbaugh continues treatment, attorney Roy Black said Friday. "He feels that a great burden has been lifted from his shoulders," he said. "What he told me is that this is the first day of the rest of his life." Limbaugh surrendered at the Palm Beach County Jail and was booked on a warrant charging him with "doctor shopping," when a patient illegally deceives multiple physicians to receive overlapping prescriptions. The 55-year-old commentator left an hour later, after he was photographed and fingerprinted and he posted $3,000 bail, said Teri Barbera, spokeswoman for the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office. Under the terms of the deal with prosecutors called a pretrial diversion, to be filed Monday, Limbaugh will be cleared of the charge if he stays clean for 18 months and doesn't violate any laws, Black said. Limbaugh has publicly acknowledged being addicted to pain medication. According to the warrant, sometime between February and August 2003, Limbaugh withheld information from a medical practitioner from whom he sought to obtain a controlled substance or a prescription for a controlled substance. The radio giant has maintained his innocence throughout the investigation. Under the deal, Limbaugh also agreed to pay the state $30,000 to defray the public cost of the investigation and must pay $30 per month for the cost of supervision, during which time he will continue regular drug tests. Mike Edmondson, spokesman for the state attorney's office, said prosecutors had not yet received the signed agreement. "I am not disputing the facts, the conditions that Black represented, but until his client signed the agreement, we don't have a full agreement," Edmondson said. Clean for 2 years Black said Limbaugh has been drug free for 2 years. After 18 months, "he will not have any criminal record," he said. Prosecutors began investigating Limbaugh in 2003 after The National Enquirer reported his housekeeper's allegations that he had abused OxyContin and other painkillers. He soon took a five-week leave from his radio show to enter a rehabilitation program and acknowledged he had become addicted to pain medication. "The agreement that we entered into makes good common sense," Black said. "The idea is to help the person overcome the addiction ... There should be a recognition that people like Rush really should not be prosecuted." Prosecutors seized Limbaugh's medical records after learning that he received about 2,000 painkillers, prescribed by four doctors in six months, at a pharmacy near his Palm Beach mansion. The investigation was held up as prosecutors and Black battled in court over whether the records were properly seized. Limbaugh reported five years ago that he had lost most of his hearing, saying it was caused by an autoimmune inner-ear disease. He had surgery to have an electronic device placed in his skull to restore his hearing. But research shows that abusing opiate-based painkillers can also cause profound hearing loss. Before his own problems became public, Limbaugh had decried drug use and abuse and mocked President Clinton for saying he had not inhaled when he tried marijuana. He often made the case that drug crimes deserve punishment. And we have laws against selling drugs, pushing drugs, using drugs, importing drugs. 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," Limbaugh said on his short-lived television show on Oct. During the same show, he commented that statistics that show blacks go to prison more often than whites for the same drug offenses only illustrate that "too many whites are getting away with drug use." This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Rush Limbaugh arrested April 28: Rush Limbaugh was arrested on prescription drug charges for painkillers. The conservative talk show host turned himself into authorities. Gut Check America wants you to tell us what really matters to our country. As part of October's report, we're asking our middle-class readers to send in video explaining and showing how they are being financially squeezed and how it's affecting their standards of living.