RUSH: We've got a global warming update. Here is one of our three themes.
GOD OF HELLFIRE: I am the god of hellfire!
RUSH: I wasn't ready for it!
(Playing of "Fire" by the Crazy World of Arthur Brown.)
RUSH: The Crazy World of Arthur Brown. The Wicked Witch of Wherever melting because of global warming, destroying us all! It's a pretty interesting stack of global warming stuff today, and I actually had this story last week because, as you know, I don't do the global warming stuff every day because I don't want people to get worn out on it. So the stack just gets bigger and bigger and bigger. "A rescue effort is under way to save hundreds of seal hunters whose boats have been stuck in a block of thick ice in the North Atlantic Ocean for more than a week. The hunters' ships are stuck in a solid ice pack 140 miles long and 70 miles wide. Two huge storms trapped more than 100 vessels just as they were setting out for Canada's annual seal hunt. 'Many of the vessels have run out of provisions, fresh water, fuel in some cases,' Canadian Coast Guard Capt. Windross Banton told 'Good Morning America' from his ship as he engaged in the rescue effort. Banton is trying to get food to more than 300 sailors and help their ships break free from the ice. 'Right now, outside as far as the eye can see, there is nothing but a field of ice,' he said. The biggest danger is the pressure the ice puts on the vessels.
"The pressure can actually lift them out of the water. 'The pans of ice and the pieces of ice are big enough and severe enough they could potentially crush the hull of the long liners,' said the Canadian Coast Guard's Brian Penney. Better weather conditions have now allowed several ships to be rescued. For some, it was in the nick of time." Now, get this: "'The last couple of days got scary there,' said Rodney Gray, captain of the Cape John Navigator. 'We were caught in ice that was getting very close to land. We never had control of anything. Wherever the ice went, we had to go.'" (Gasp!) No! What did they think? Now, how can this be? The ice is "melting" all over the place up there. We have pictures -- even though they're hoaxes, we have pictures -- of polar bears stranded on a melting glacier and they can't get off and they're going to die and little kids all over the country are waking up their moms with nightmares. "I can't sleep, mommy! I can't sleep, because you're killing the polar bears!" So my solution here to save these guys would be: Don't do anything. Just sit, wait, and let the ice melt. Ice is melting so fast that these polar bears are stranded on melting ice cubes up there!
Just sit tight. Let the impact of American global warming rescue you. They had no idea they were going to run into this kind of ice. There is a silver lining to the story. This means that the seal hunt ain't going to happen, the annual Canadian seal hunt. You've seen that. They go up there and Billy club these little things to death -- and of course that's not part of global warming. So the kids in America don't care about that, and they don't see the pictures much but it says here that "an estimated 60,000 seals will be saved because of the deep freeze." Yet, we're in the midst of global warming! This is from GOP3.com, a website: "Alternative Fuel Subsidies Cause Sober Germans, Starving Mexicans, More Pollution. -- 'Poor Mexicans rely on tortillas for their diet. And a lot of other poor people in a lot of other places rely on other foodstuffs made from corn. The problem is ethanol.'" We've told you about this.
"Now government subsidies for alternative fuels have caused a sobering increase in the cost of beer in Germany due to the unnatural shrinkage of barley production," over there. "Why is barely production lower and beer more expensive? The farmers are switching production so they can get more government alternative fuel subsidies," because if they plant all this rotgut that's needed for these alternative fuels, they get more subsidies, more payments from the government. By the way, all this is leading to even more pollution! "The hyperbolic environmental soothsayers on the left and in the media have swayed our government into investing large sums of money into these technologies that have turned out to be counterproductive. When will we learn to trust the market? Shareholders and private citizens are best left alone to judge the correct production of a good, the heavy hand of the government only serves to distort the market and destroy any progress towards the end goal."
By the way, this is a story that a lot of people are worried about: all these bees that are vanishing out there. "More than a [25%] of the country's 2.4 million bee colonies have been lost -- tens of billions of bees, according to an estimate from the Apiary Inspectors of America, a national group that tracks beekeeping. So far, no one can say what is causing the bees to become disoriented and fail to return to their hives. As with any great mystery, a number of theories have been posed, and many seem to researchers to be more science fiction than science. People have blamed genetically modified crops, cellular phone towers and high-voltage transmission lines for the disappearances," of the bees. "Or was it a secret plot by Russia or Osama bin Laden to bring down American agriculture? Or, as some blogs have asserted," I'm reading this from the New York Times, by the way, "the rapture of the bees, in which God recalled them to heaven? Researchers have heard it all." Everybody's got an explanation. This could be a legitimate problem. This could be a greater crisis than any global warming threat that's going on out there, I think. I'm going to have to double-check this, but I think Einstein said that if we lost the whole bee population, that civilization could only continue for another four or five years. I think Einstein said that. (Interruption) Wikipedia that, and see if I'm right about that. Well, if you can trust what's on Wikipedia.
USA Today: "Al Gore Trains a Global Army -- The stocky man with the soft Southern accent rivets the hotel ballroom crowd with his plea: 'We are in a time of peril, so please allow me to explain a topic that has overwhelming importance in my life.' Meet, no, not Al Gore, but Gary Dunham, 71, a grandfather from Texas who was the first of 1,000 Americans Gore trained to deliver his Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth slide show to schools, Rotary clubs and nursing homes around the nation. Two weeks ago, the last 150 of this hand-picked crew arrived [in Nashville] -- paying their own way for everything but food -- to go through a two-day seminar starring Gore but effectively led by Dunham and a few other graduates of the former vice president's global-warming boot camp. To date, The Climate Project has drawn everyone from Wal-Mart workers to Cameron Diaz. And though the 1,000 mark has been reached, 'we keep hearing whispers that (Gore) might do more,' project director Jenny Clad says. 'I wouldn't call this final.'"
Folks, do not underestimate these people. They're out there. They're out there getting these people -- all these average citizens -- revved up about a hoax, and they're sending them out there as evangelists on this, after a two-day "boot camp" with Algore. This is how you spread propaganda. This is also, to me, an indication that Algore's people don't think that the movie itself stands alone in its ability to get converts. There have to be evangelists out there. Even if I'm wrong about that, the fact that they're just setting up these evangelists and so forth is proof positive that this is a political movement. It's almost a religious movement, and these are preachers that are being trained. They call this a "boot camp." They're going to Algore's seminary, and they're being given sermons, and they're having the words written for them, and they're out there proselytizing and preaching. You know, it's like getting to the point I'm going to advance a notion: "Separation of earth and state," because this is nothing more than a religion, as I have so accurately portrayed and defined on previous editions of this program. So keep a sharp eye for one of these traveling minstrel road shows to come to your town. The Church of Global Warming with order understand a ministers coming to your town and your Rotary Club and your school with their slide show.
RUSH: All right, we did a quick Wikipedia check, and if you want to believe Wikipedia, which is... You never know who to trust out there. That's why you can trust me. Wikipedia says that Einstein never said if we lose all the bees, we got four years to live. It's widely attributed to Einstein, and the four- to five-year period is right, but it's one of these urban legends. Einstein didn't say it, just like there's a whole list of ten things Abraham Lincoln supposedly said. He didn't say them. A preacher wrote them, and they ended up in a pamphlet with a picture of Lincoln, and it got spread around. I remember the first five years of this program I must have gotten 13,000 copies of those things every day. "Rush, you've gotta read what Lincoln said!" I tried to write them all back. "He didn't say it. You're falling for a hoax." Finally, I gave up. I just gave up.
RUSH: Sue in Reston, Virginia, welcome to the EIB Network. Nice to have you with us.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Dittos times 18.
RUSH: Dittos times 18. Thank you very much. That's very nice of you to say. I accept it.
CALLER: You're welcome. I knew you would. I know you believe in a Creator, Rush.
RUSH: Yes, I do.
CALLER: And you know this new planet, this new planet that they found?
CALLER: I think that's God's gift. That's God's gift to us, because I think this is the new world, the new world, the perfect Utopia for the libs, and I say, "Let them sign up. Get 'em outta here. Let 'em sign up! That's their world."
RUSH: Well, they will be the ones that want to go. Of all the people that want to leave Earth and go colonize something else, it is a bunch of liberals, because they think we've destroyed this planet. It's only a matter of time. As I said earlier, Stephen Hawking is out there saying if we don't find someplace to colonize, we're doomed. That's it for us -- and, of course, the liberals, they want to go out there and start all over. They have this pristine little planet, untouched by the filth of humanity. Give communism a real shot! Put it in a sterile set of surroundings where it doesn't have any competition, and maybe communism would work. Have communes all over the place, communes on the spaceship! Hey, it's only a measly 120 trillion miles away. That's nothing in galactic terms. Yeah, it's perfectly ideal, because the mind-set is we're destroying this planet. As I said earlier, it's going to require a lot more research, because if it is discovered that there is oil on this planet -- because they're saying it could support life. It may have some close, similar aspects to Earth. It may have a temperature that allows liquid water, temperatures that would be compatible with human life.
But if there's oil on this planet, the libs will not go there. They won't touch it! They've been there, done that. They know how oil can destroy a planet. They know how oil can destroy people. They know how oil can destroy and kill otters and all kinds of beasts, burden or otherwise, because oil is one of the evils of our existence. What would be funny is if there is oil there, these new colonists would be the last to arrive. Big Oil would be up there, and if these colonists ever did get there the first thing they'd see is oil derricks -- and I'd kind of love for that to happen, just ruin it. We ought to go and do a movie about this. You know, a space movie about colonizing this new planet where Big Oil gets there first (laughing) set up all these capitalistic little towns for the workers to live in and you've got these namby-pamby Goonies. By the way, that's my name for these evangelists that Gore is training to watch his slide show, to go out there and present it to Rotary Clubs. One hundred and fifty of these people, and they're out there, go to camp Gore for two days and they get an indoctrination training on how to present his slide show that's his movie on global warming, and I got a name for them: Goonies, combination of "Gore" and "Moonies," and that's exactly what they are -- and, I know. I'll betcha some of them listen to this program and (interruption).
Ah, yes, and they just think they're doing the Lord's work. They're saving the planet! They're (interruption). Yeah, Mr. Snerdley has a "serious question." What's the serious question? I deal with (interruption). Do we think a space...? (interruption) Oh, Snerdley, don't ask me that. You're asking an irrelevant question. You're the kind of guy that wants to destroy people's dreams. You're the kind of guy that wants to take away every fantasy and possibility about saving the planet and saving ourselves. You know what he just asked me? Snerdley just said, "Wait a minute. I have a question. Is space travel that would allow people to get from here to someplace 120 trillion miles away, are we close to that?" If you ask that question, you may send people out to the drugstore for Paxil and lithium and Ritalin, all this. You're going to ruin their days! I didn't bring that up on purpose, Snerdley, because I have a responsibility here. There are fragile souls listening to this program who have desperate hope that we will be able to save ourselves by going to another planet. You're throwing up a question and it's like throwing ice cold water in their face, awakening them from a utopian dream. You are destroying, with that question, because of course we don't. We have no way to get any number of people to Mars or the moon. (interruption) Do I...? (interruption)
Oh, will it be possible? Yes. As long as humanity on this planet maintains freedom, at some point it will be made possible. We will learn how to engage in travel of that length and distance. I think those kinds of things are possible. But I'm telling you what: it ain't going to happen before global warming destroys the planet. I mean, if these people are right about global warming, we've got 50, 80 years and I will guarantee you we're not going to learn how to take 120 million trillion mile space trips with a sizeable number of people -- and if Big Oil ever figured out how to do it first, do you think they'd share the technology with the rest of us? They'd be launching these trips to this new planet at night when nobody knew it. They'd be up there for gazillions of years before they ever let anybody know they were there, find a pipeline back to earth. (Laughing.) Seriously, why ask me that question? You understand what this story represents to these people, Mr. Snerdley? Do you understand? They really believe we're destroying the planet. This is a religion. We are in their last days! The rapture is but a few short years away. Salvation, the end of destruction! By forcing me to ask that question is forcing these people to face a reality that will change their faith, and that's something I have never wanted to do on this program. I have never, ever wanted to destroy somebody's faith, religiously, until global warming came along because it is a false religion. (Laughing.) It's a phony religion. I'm happy actually, Mr. Snerdley, you asked me the question. (Laughing.)