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You'll never guess who's waving the pompons for medical marijuana and Al Jazeera.

This week the Flush Rush monitoring team caught a rather surprising ad on the Rush Limbaugh Show--an ad by a company selling supply and distribution systems for medical marijuana:


Limbaugh has previously expressed his opposition to the use of marijuana for medical purposes:

"The FDA says there's no -- zilch, zero, nada -- shred of medicinal value to the evil weed marijuana. This is going to be a setback to the long-haired, maggot-infested, dope-smoking crowd."
You see, Limbaugh prefers more traditional pain management alternatives.  The right wing talk show host was arrested a few years back for doctor shopping to feed a massive addiction to the powerful opiate OxyContin.

Since then (and before then), Limbaugh has consistently portrayed "doing doobies" as something for people with no standards--you know, brown people and liberals:

"...the majority of some group, maybe the whole population, wants marijuana legalized...The Republican Party is being told that to get the Hispanic vote, you better do what they want.  Right?  Stick with me on this.  The Republican leadership is reacting this way as though, okay, they must.  The Republican Party is willing, apparently, to put aside their principles in the quest to get minority voters."
But, apparently, Limbaugh's standards have their financial limitations.  

The embattled radio host has lost thousands of advertisers to an 18 month activist campaign.  The long list of organizations who want no part of syndicated bigotry today welcomed the NBA franchise Portland Trailblazers, who told a Flush Rush volunteer that they would no longer allow their ads to air during his controversial program.

 El Rushbo has become willing to sell ad space to just about anyone who will pay his formerly "confiscatory" rates.

This wholesale betrayal of Limbaugh's fringe Tea Party values now includes allowing ads by Al Jazeera, a media company Limbaugh has referred to as "viciously anti-American."

The old Rush Limbaugh inflamed anti-Arab sentiment among his Islamophobic fanbase by discussing Al Jazeera's harmful impact on our nation's troops and trumpeting the company's links to Al Qaeda.  The new Rush Limbaugh is, according to the old Rush Limbaugh, "viciously Anti American" if that's what it takes to pay the bills.

It seems like there's a term you like to use for people who do just about anything for money, Rush.  What was that word again?

Interested in helping StopRush?  Read on after the break.


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Decent folks who believe in tolerance and equality are no longer powerless against Limbaugh's efforts to spread intolerance on the radio.  StopRush is making a major impact by convincing advertisers on this show to withdraw their ads--and with your help we can do even more.  Just a few emails, tweets, or Facebook messages a week to Limbaugh's advertisers can go a long way toward making hatred less profitable.  It is our collective voice that makes us strong.  

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Originally posted to ProgLegs on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 01:57 PM PDT.

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