A web site has sprung up taking donations to send talk radio windbag and prescription-medication enthusiast, Rush Limbaugh on his merry way to Costa Rica, where he threatened to move if the health-care bill passed. So far, they claim to have collected enough for his ticket, and are now working towards the money required to get him into an apartment.
From the site:
Recently, a number of interesting things happened. First, Rush Limbaugh said on his radio show that if the Healthcare Reform Bill passed, he would go to Costa Rica. Second, the Healthcare Reform Bill passed. As you can imagine, this has made a number of people very excited. We are among that number. We want to make sure that Rush is able to make good on his promise, and so we've made this website.
Here's how this is going to work:
1. We're accepting 1 dollar PayPal donations to buy Rush a one-way ticket to Costa Rica. We are currently accepting donations.
2. At the end of the donation period*, we will attempt to personally contact Rush, and offer to buy him a first-class plane ticket from Palm Beach International Airport to San Jose International Airport, Costa Rica.
3. If Rush does get cold feet**, and refuses to move to Costa Rica, we will instead donate all of the money to the Planned Parenthood Action Center.
4. Additionally, if we make more money than the cost of a ticket, or if we don't make enough money for a ticket, everything will still go to Planned Parenthood.
*Donation period will run until April 30th, 2010. That's like, more than 4 weeks notice for the guy.
Of course, at no point did Limbaugh explain how Costa Rica, with its massive eco-tourism industry, lack of military, socialist anti-NAFTA/CAFTA leanings and national motto of "teachers not guns," would be a better fit for his values. But why quibble over details when there's a culture war to senselessly enflame.