WHO WILL BEAR-HUG US THEN?  1:25 pm March 9, 2010

by Jim Newell

RUSH LIMBAUGH TO FLEE CRUSHING BOOT OF OBAMAKKKARE: “I’ll just tell you this, if this passes and it’s five years from now and all that stuff gets implemented — I am leaving the country. I’ll go to Costa Rica.” AND EAT THEM ALL! (Don’t get too excited. By “all that stuff,” he was referring to America’s richest people no longer being able to get whatever medical treatment they want at any time. This stuff will never be implemented, unfortunately, because who wouldn’t want all rich people to die, painfully?) [Think Progress]


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Humpback March 9, 2010 at 1:32 pm

No big deal. I hear they have microphones in Central America, too.

nappyduggs March 9, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Don’t let your fat, baby-filled mouth write a check your fat ass is too stoned/stupid to cash, you fat sack of fat. Fatty.

Lazy Media March 9, 2010 at 1:32 pm
spryte March 9, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Best. News. Ever.

JoeMac March 9, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Hey Rush why wait, go now. I am sure it will be easier to score lots of oxycontin, viagara and all the little boys you need. And why waste your time on the radio anymore, when you can have all that fun in Costa Rica.

Your mission of trying to turn America into a third world dictatorship hasn’t failed but it is on hiatus until Sarah gets elected.

friendlyskies March 9, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Seriously, Rush is retarded. Costa Rica has universal health care – it’s basically a socialist country, with a comprehensive safety net, where the wealthy pay relatively steep taxes to support the poor.

Pura vida, Rush.

mustardman March 9, 2010 at 1:36 pm

What can we do to make his departure as easy (and quick) as possible. Perhaps offer him a lifetime free supply of viagra and oxycontin.

FMA March 9, 2010 at 1:37 pm

I could see Rushbo going all Col. Kurtz on us. Then, we’d just have to send Martin Sheen in there to settle his hash.

Mr Blifil March 9, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Costa Rica is really a state of mind. The “people” who live there and suck off the government tit will greet Rush as a libertarianator. Either that or as a rapey sex tourist.

DickTaterPeeNoShay March 9, 2010 at 1:39 pm

[re=527201]Lazy Media[/re]: Your link shows that prescriptions are not needed for most medicines in CR. What’s Rush waiting for? In his heart, he’s already there.

BOOBIES! March 9, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Hey dumb, fatass! Ya know what kind of health care they have in Costa Rica? They have universal public health care (Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) or “Caja” for short). Private insurance is available through a government run insurance monopoly at a cost of $50.00 to $100.00 per person.

Keram2 March 9, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Costa Rica: The only country south of Mexico that yuppies know about.

proudgrampa March 9, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Don’t let the door hit you in your fat ass, you fat sack of fat. Fatty.

Thanks, [re=527199]nappyduggs[/re]: You saved me from lots of typing.

Hooray For Anything March 9, 2010 at 1:43 pm

[re=527210]friendlyskies[/re]: And they’re really protective of their environment too. AND they abolished their army years ago. Which means Costa Rica has universal health care, strong environmental policies, and no army….it’s a perfect country for a Conservative blowhard.

Troubledog March 9, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Don’t leave yet, Rush. You’re almost eligible for Medicare prescription drug coverage socialist entitlements we have here!

Darkness March 9, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Jesus, what did Costa Rico every do to you, you pork stinking bastard.

AbstinenceOnly Ed March 9, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Costa Rica has no military, Rush. What drills are you going to jerk off to now if you don’t have muscled hombres in fatigues wriggling about in la mierda?

BlueStateLiberal March 9, 2010 at 1:46 pm

He will go to Costa Rico and get liposuctioned by an unlicescened fake plastic surgeon (who needs intrusive gov’t regulations?!) and the rest will be history.

JMP March 9, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Ah, this explains the news of Costa Rica’s quick attempt to amend their immigration law to ban thrice-divorced oxy-addicted pigmen from entering their country.

rikitikitavi March 9, 2010 at 1:48 pm

[re=527210]friendlyskies[/re]: Damn! Where can a brother find a good ol’ right-wing Latin American dictatorship these days?

El Pinche March 9, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Needs more suicide.

friendlyskies March 9, 2010 at 1:49 pm

[re=527226]Hooray For Anything[/re]: Oh I know… if we just tell the Ticos that Rush is this big pro-War, Reagan-loving, destroy-the-environment conservative guy, they’ll ignore him to death, nonviolently. We can expedite things by sending his fat ass to the Del Rey, and as soon as he goes into cardiac arrest, we’ll tell him that we can’t use an ICE cell phone to call the public hospital, because that would be Stalinist.

nappyduggs March 9, 2010 at 1:50 pm


Great minds, P.G…

RoscoePColtraine March 9, 2010 at 1:52 pm

How ironic that Rush Limbaugh may himself be the tiny, pinky-finger push that finally moves the boulder over the apex of this effort to achieve universal health care.

Extemporanus March 9, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Has anyone asked the Canadians how they feel about Rush’s fly by night plan to switch hemispheres in 2012?

user-of-owls March 9, 2010 at 1:58 pm

[re=527234]rikitikitavi[/re]: You could give Generalissimo Alvaro Uribe and his latifundia, Colombia, a whirl. Now with more death squads!

Hooray For Anything March 9, 2010 at 1:58 pm
Prommie March 9, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Oh, this might sound odd, Limbaugh threatening to flee our watered down privatized-socialized medicine “reform” clusterfuck, by moving to a country that is not only a peaceful, demilitarized land of tree-huggers who use high taxes to redistribute the wealth, but which also has a real, genuine, socialized system of universal care. It might seem odd, or hypocritical, or just stone cold dumb as hell.

But you see, there is one thing Costa Rica does not have, and this is the real problem with the USA lately, to Rush, his followers, and most of the GOP and all of the Teabaggers: Costa Rica, though it may have socialized medicine, at least does not have a black commie nazi president, who is black, and also, is black, and lets other blacks into the “White House,” and puts his black feet up on the furniture, and walks around being black like thats perfectly OK.

user-of-owls March 9, 2010 at 2:03 pm

[re=527236]friendlyskies[/re]: Or they’ll just feed him gallo pinto every day, for every meal and he’ll die of grease withdrawal.

FUN FACT: The airport up in Guanacaste that gringos who want to see Costa Rica but not actual Costa Ricans use was known locally as Aeropuerto Olly North all the way up through the 90s. That should give you a hint as to its provenance.

Berkeley Bear March 9, 2010 at 2:04 pm

Rush just not getting it – there’s a shock. The socialized medicine and low cost of living overall was why so many Americans moved there in the 1980s and 90s, when Florida got too expensive to survive on Social Security and Medicare. Of course, now the coast is overpriced and overdeveloped, but you can still get a cheap house inland. My wife and I have it targeted as one of a few likely retirement spots for her parents and their nonexistent 401(K)s.

CR used to have one other advantage – it was the one stable country in Central America with no extradition treaty with the US. Maybe that’s what Rushbo was thinking about (although its not true anymore).

Terry March 9, 2010 at 2:06 pm

He’s afraid that health care reform might limit his access to recreational oxycontin.

nightshift March 9, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Don’t they all live in grass huts down there? How will Fatty McFatterson live without his Palace of Versailles style penthouse apartment?

geminisunmars March 9, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Oh, I am so torn. Costa Rica is a lovely country. I wouldn’t wish that Quasimoto on them. But the opportunity to get rid of him – makes me want to step up my HealthCareReforms agitations.

Gopherit March 9, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Adios, pendejo gordo.

Capitol Hillbilly March 9, 2010 at 2:11 pm

If he did leave the country, the street price of Oxycontin would plummet. More for us!

RoscoePColtraine March 9, 2010 at 2:12 pm

He moves to Costa Rica and he’s closer to Costa Rican boy booty, which IS a major draw in his view.

Diana Davies March 9, 2010 at 2:13 pm

Rush found out hey have slim young boys in Costa Rica, also.

user-of-owls March 9, 2010 at 2:14 pm

I’m a dyed-in-the-wool Trotskyite Anarcho-Syndicalist, but before we start a “Central America’s Sweden” meme here, a bit of a wake up call. I lived a half block from one of the main hospitals in San Jose for a chunk of the 1990s, and on any given night (especially weekends) the emergency waiting room (which was unenclosed and open to the street) looked exquisitely Dantesque. Blood, piss, wailing unconsciousness. But, of course, free. Oh, and the hospitals have an unfortunate tendency to combust, as did my neighbor some years after I left.


Don’t get me wrong, they deserve an A+ for effort and do a pretty damn good job…but it’s still el Tercer Mundo.

freakishlystrong March 9, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Give him five years and a microphone and Costa Rica will be a right-wing, fascist, Banana Republic. Look what he’s done for us.

Buzz Feedback March 9, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Hola doctor! Tu tiene dilaudid?

RoscoePColtraine March 9, 2010 at 2:17 pm

And consider this, fellow wonktards! They pass health care reform, El Rushbo, true to his word, moves to Costa Rica, and years from now when are system is firmly in place and everyone agrees that it was in fact a good thing, Rush is coming up here for his arterial roto-rootering, because of you know, the quality. That will be so sweet.

Oldskool March 9, 2010 at 2:18 pm

As if the earthquake in Chile wasn’t enough, now the Earth’s core will completely fail on that side of the globe.

AbstinenceOnly Ed March 9, 2010 at 2:23 pm

[re=527252]Prommie[/re]: Brown is pretty close to black, or is it? Jeb Bush even married one of them, so maybe it’s not close after all!

greentico March 9, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Wow, how Ironic that this article about Costa Rica hunting for retirees was published yesterday at IPS. http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=50578

He really is missing the point since the country has one of the best socialized and highly regulated health care systems in the world.

greentico March 9, 2010 at 2:23 pm

[re=527214]Mr Blifil[/re]: meh, tell that to Otto Guevara and his subpar performance in last month’s election.

RoscoePColtraine March 9, 2010 at 2:25 pm

[re=527278]RoscoePColtraine[/re]: The fuck? Did I really use “are” for “our”. Jeeeeeeesus….

Gorillionaire March 9, 2010 at 2:29 pm

[re=527274]user-of-owls[/re]: I hear you, loud and clear, but we have that in Appalachia too, except you have to pay for it!

Berkeley Bear March 9, 2010 at 2:33 pm

[re=527236]friendlyskies[/re]: Just tell them what he thinks of futbol (I’m sure there’s tape of him dismissing it since we generally suck) and they will tear his ass up. The Tico followers are fanatics of the first order – just ask any US player who’s gotten nailed with a urine bag or battery at one of their games.

Joshua Norton March 9, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Limpballs must be serious. He put his 5h Avenue apt. up for sale. Judging from the decor, Rush is really a Jewish madame.

TGY March 9, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Well, America’s Obesity Rate would decrease slightly but perceptibly and the land mass might rise a bit.

imissopus March 9, 2010 at 2:36 pm

Oh please oh please oh please…

JMP March 9, 2010 at 2:41 pm

[re=527252]Prommie[/re]: That may be, but I’ve heard that Costa Rica also has political leaders who aren’t exactly white; someone may wish to remind Rushbo of that.

comicbookguy March 9, 2010 at 2:45 pm

Furthermore, if Obama insists on taking our guns away, I’m moving to Japan! And if Christians can’t enjoy religious freedom under President Hussein, I’m moving to Saudi Arabia! And to protest the tyranny of net neutrality, I’m moving to China and setting up a protest blog! And I mean the far west of China!

GOPCrusher March 9, 2010 at 2:49 pm

[re=527210]friendlyskies[/re]: Never let it be said that Rush would let the truth stand in his way.

Zadig March 9, 2010 at 2:54 pm

[re=527226]Hooray For Anything[/re]: Rush is only moving there to punish them.

Yes, he is fully aware that his presence makes a place worse, and he has learned to use it as a weapon.

Mr Blifil March 9, 2010 at 3:03 pm

[re=527291]Joshua Norton[/re]: Gay Bedroom? Or Gayest Bedroom Evar?

coolcatdaddy March 9, 2010 at 3:16 pm

Far as I can tell, living there wouldn’t be much of a change for him – Rush holds up in his McMansion complex with a built-in radio studio like Charles Foster Kane in Xanadu.

Cape Clod March 9, 2010 at 3:20 pm

[re=527229]AbstinenceOnly Ed[/re]: [re=527269]RoscoePColtraine[/re]: [re=527271]Diana Davies[/re]: [re=527214]Mr Blifil[/re]: Ha! It’s kinda funny that you guys think that Rush can still actually get it up!

FMA March 9, 2010 at 3:21 pm

[re=527245]Extemporanus[/re]: Welcome to Wonkette, Neil Peart!

I_KILL_ZOMBIES_ALSO March 9, 2010 at 3:23 pm

This Blingee feels like it lacks enthusiasm to me. Clearly not enough glitter, though the Gangsta bling is appreciated.

FMA March 9, 2010 at 3:23 pm

[re=527339]Cape Clod[/re]: Apparently, you don’t need a ‘script for the little blue pill in Costa Rica.

thefrontpage March 9, 2010 at 3:28 pm





DP March 9, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Law of physics–you can’t live in a country that’s smaller than your ass.

Sorry Rush

SlouchingTowardsWasilla March 9, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Wait, is he trying to create a disincentive for Congress to pass this thing? I’m confused. Again.

Ducksworthy March 9, 2010 at 3:41 pm

[re=527211]mustardman[/re]: I’ll throw in the half dozen Hatian orphans I got from the xians when they were stopped for transporting them to Rush’s special “orphanage” in the D.R.

Jukesgrrl March 9, 2010 at 3:42 pm

[re=527263]nightshift[/re]: You must not watch House Hunters International. It features rich Americans buying second homes in Costa Rico about once a month. The houses (at least the ones built for this demographic) look like the kind of Orange County pads you see in on the hillside in San Clemente. Not the Pat Buckley decor-style Rush favored in New York (humidity plays hell with gold leaf!), but plenty of room for a sumptuous California-king bed, pillow-strewn sectionals, and all the flat-screen TVs a sports fan and his young novios could want. It doesn’t matter how nice it is, it will smell like cigar butts and cum-stained underpants in a couple of days anyway. That disinfectant they pour into the pool just doesn’t work indoors.

Hemp Dogbane March 9, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Rush should become his own island-nation, Costa Rusha. Then he can rule himself. How can there be socialism when the ruler and the only subject are the same asshole. He’s got the land-mass part all set, just needs the doctor bag for the one man health care system.

GOPCrusher March 9, 2010 at 4:24 pm

I’m sure by now elRushbo, or one of his apologists, are already claiming that he was taken out of context. Or he had his sausage fingers crossed behind his back.

liquiddaddy March 9, 2010 at 4:52 pm

[re=527291]Joshua Norton[/re]: Word!

arewethereyet March 9, 2010 at 5:09 pm

Here’s your hat, what’s your hurry! You sorry ass sack of shit!

The Lucky Wife March 9, 2010 at 5:58 pm

Dang! Who’d thunk that El Lardo would be stoopid enough to pick a country with real socialized medicine to protest the USA getting what he calls “socialized medicine”. Of course, if he really thinks that the watered-down bill that Congress is about to pass is socialized medicine, he would be stoopid enough to go a socialist state in protest.

Downtheroadapiece March 9, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Promises, promises.

DeLand DeLakes March 9, 2010 at 7:00 pm

[re=527212]FMA[/re]: I think poor Mr. Sheen sustained enough heart attacks during his last waltz in the jungle with a sweating sack of lard.

AnnieGetYourFun March 9, 2010 at 7:27 pm

I thought Rush liked his boys Dominican? Or is all underaged Latin cock the same to him?

Jim89048 March 9, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Thanks for fucking up my Plan B, limbaugh.

marioninnyc March 9, 2010 at 10:32 pm

But will the government run healthcare in Costa Rica pay for his gynecomastia operation?

zoink March 11, 2010 at 12:26 am

going viral with this one…Rush should forget Cost Rica and head for the libertarian paradise…SOMALIA…- minimal, libertarian government and no government-supported health care whatsoever.

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