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February 1, 2007
Professor Ole Danbolt Mjos
Norwegian Nobel Institute
Henrik Ibsens Gate 51
Dear Dr. Mjos:
Landmark Legal Foundation herewith submits the name of Rush Limbaugh as an unsolicited nomination for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
We are offering this nomination for Mr. Limbaughâ€™s nearly two decades of tireless efforts to promote liberty, equality and opportunity for all mankind, regardless of race, creed, economic stratum or national origin. We fervently believe that these are the only real cornerstones of just and lasting peace throughout the world.
Rush Limbaugh is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host in the United States and one of the most popular broadcasters in the world. His daily radio show is heard on more than 600 radio stations in the United States and around the world. For 18 years he has used his show to become the foremost advocate for freedom and democracy in the world today. Everyday he gives voice to the values of democratic governance, individual opportunity and the just, equal application of the rule of law â€“ and it is fitting the Nobel Committee recognize the power of these ideals to build a truly peaceful world for future generations.
Thank you for your thoughtful and serious consideration of this nomination. Should you require additional information, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact me.
Mark R. Levin
Limbaugh resigns over McNabb comments
Thursday, October 2, 2003 Posted: 2:27 PM EDT (1827 GMT)
(CNN) â€“ Amid a storm of controversy over his racially charged comments on a weekend TV show, conservative commentator and radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh announced on Thursday that he had resigned from his post at ESPN.
CALLER: It [the Abu Ghraib torture] was like a college fraternity prank that stacked up naked men â€“
LIMBAUGH: Exactly. Exactly my point! This is no different than what happens at the Skull and Bones initiation and weâ€™re going to ruin peopleâ€™s lives over it and weâ€™re going to hamper our military effort, and then we are going to really hammer them because they had a good time. You know, these people are being fired at every day. Iâ€™m talking about people having a good time, these people, you ever heard of emotional release? You ever heard of need to blow some steam off?
â€œHe is exaggerating the effects of the disease,â€ Limbaugh told listeners. â€œHeâ€™s moving all around and shaking and itâ€™s purely an act. â€¦ This is really shameless of Michael J. Fox. Either he didnâ€™t take his medication or heâ€™s acting.â€
Limbaugh admits addiction to pain medication
Friday, October 10, 2003 Posted: 10:52 PM EDT (0252 GMT)
(CNN) â€“ Rush Limbaugh announced on his radio program Friday that he is addicted to pain medication and that he is checking himself into a treatment center immediately.
â€œYou know I have always tried to be honest with you and open about my life,â€ the conservative commentator said in a statement on his nationally syndicated radio show.
â€œI need to tell you today that part of what you have heard and read is correct. I am addicted to prescription pain medication.â€
Law enforcement sources said last week that Limbaughâ€™s name had come up during an investigation into a black market drug ring in Palm Beach County, Florida. The sources said that authorities were looking into the illegal sale of the prescription drugs OxyContin and hydrocodone. [italics added]
â€œEarlier this week, former Vice President Al Gore was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Now Rush Limbaugh is up for the honor.â€
Now the Pentagon tells Bush: climate change will destroy us
Climate change over the next 20 years could result in a global catastrophe costing millions of lives in wars and natural disasters.
A secret report, suppressed by US defense chiefs and obtained by The Observer, warns that major European cities will be sunk beneath rising seas as Britain is plunged into a â€˜Siberianâ€™ climate by 2020. Nuclear conflict, mega-droughts, famine and widespread rioting will erupt across the world.
The document predicts that abrupt climate change could bring the planet to the edge of anarchy as countries develop a nuclear threat to defend and secure dwindling food, water and energy supplies. The threat to global stability vastly eclipses that of terrorism, say the few experts privy to its contents.
â€˜Disruption and conflict will be endemic features of life,â€™ concludes the Pentagon analysis. â€˜Once again, warfare would define human life.â€™
â€œLimbaugh calls concern about the ozone layer â€˜balderdash. Poppycock.â€™ The only people who worry about it are â€˜environmental wackos,â€™ â€˜dunderheaded alarmists and prophets of doom.â€™â€