Rush Limbaugh's Adopt-a-Soldier program is a fraud
Blogger darted explains how Rush Limbaugh's Adopt-a-Soldier pseudo-charity works.
Why is it a scam? Here's how it works... there are two buttons for you to click on. You choose button one if you want to adopt a soldier, click on button two if you are currently a soldier. Then the incredibly complex database matches a soldier with the kind donation of one of the charitable donors.
So what is it that these folks are donating? Could it be much needed body armor? Perhaps scraps of steel for their Hum Vees? Sand repelling lubricating oil for their guns? Tasty baked goods from nice little old ladies? What goodness is Rush spreading to the troops?
None of the above. The adopted soldier is the proud recipient of a annual subscription to Rush Limbaugh's "24/7" newsletter! How exciting and useful! What's more is that Rush only charges $49.95 to each donor for the subscription rate. In fact, he states that the $49.95 is a "reduced rate". How incredibly kind of him.
We have a better idea to help out our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Instead of giving money to panhandlers like Sailer or Malkin, or frauds like Limbaugh, give that money to legitimate charities and programs meant to help out our soldiers and their families.