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We've all been guilty of saying things that have eventually come back to bite us in the, well, considering this is a family newspaper, I'll just say "rear." Case in point, late last year I publicly said that if it snowed, I'd run butt nekkid around the Advocate building.

Needless to say, it did snow and I was told to put up or shut up.

(Much to the chagrin of my co-workers, who all had their camera phones ready, I shut up and thus ended any opportunity to become an overnight YouTube sensation).

Well, I'm not the only one. Rush Limbaugh is now going through something similar after he said on his talk show that if the health care reform bill passes, he'll move to Costa Rica.

The actual quote Rush said (in response to a caller asking him where he would go for health care if it passes), according to The Huffington Post, is:

"I don't know. 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."

Well, at least one Web site is attempting to make Rush stick to his words. Over at, you can donate money to send Rush to Costa Rica. The Web site is collecting $1 donations via PayPal through April 30 and once they have enough for a first-class ticket, they plan to offer it to Rush. If Rush refuses, the money will go to Planned Parenthood (just to be fair, keep in mind that Rush has said he never publicized moving to Costa Rica).

And in all this, kids, is a great lesson about saying off-the-cuff remarks in the era of the Internet. Whatever you put out there, is out there for-EVAR!

I'm just glad no one has created a At least, not that I know of...