RUSH: Moe in Columbus, Ohio, great to have you, sir.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. How you doing, man?
RUSH: Pretty good. Cool.
CALLER: Oh God, you're a unique guy, man. That's not a compliment; it's not an insult. But, look, I listened to your show for like the last two or three months, man, and I can never get through. I got through today. You quickly show -- play sound bites of all this stuff that the Democrats have said and done. I'm not going to knock it. Some of it was idiotic.
RUSH: Hey --
CALLER: No, no, hold on -- you failed -- you have not one time --
CALLER: -- played anything about the Republicans.
CALLER: You guys talk about the war -- hold on, hold on, hold on, let me finish. I knew you were going to cut me off, because that's what you do, Rush.
RUSH: Moe, I can't understand you! I want you to slow down.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
RUSH: I don't cut people off.
CALLER: Okay. Okay, well, listen to me --
RUSH: If you've listened for three months, you should know that, at least.
CALLER: Okay. Well, check it out, baby. I know I talk fast, or you might listen a little slower than I talk, baby, but we're --
RUSH: Check it out, whatever. Slow down.
CALLER: All right. Well, listen to me. You're quick to play sound bites on the Democrats and all the dumb stuff they say and done. I'm not knocking that. But you have not one time played anything on Condoleezza's court trial, when she was brought up on charges for not letting the American people know about the 9/11 incident. She was warned six months, three months, and three weeks before it happened. Before you cut me off. Now, the funny part is, you're quick to say that the Republicans didn't know about it. Well, two weeks before they went down, Cheney bought insurance on the World Trade Center. Now, him being in the circle that he was in, you think Bush didn't buy insurance on it? You think Condoleezza didn't buy insurance on it? You got all these people out here thinking that the Democrats are the bad ones, while you guys are the ones who -- I'm not saying you, but Bush and them are the ones who didn't let anybody know. Now, if they'd have told some people that there is a possibility that these planes were going to be hijacked and rammed into buildings, do you think they would have flown? Do you think they would have flown? They couldn't tell them, because this is the reason why we got to go to war. Now, don't say (unintelligible) but we're gonna get insurance on it. We're going to get insurance on the buildings just in case they happen to go down. So when you say that they didn't know about it, dude, they knew about it. They knew about it six months before it happened. When she was on trial, that guy that was -- again, whoever it was, the prosecutor socked it to her. He read back the memo she had on her desk. He asked her, "What part is not important enough to alert the American people?"
CALLER: Answer that for me.
RUSH: A question.
RUSH: A question before I answer this.
RUSH: I want to make sure I understood, because you were rapid-fire there. You got a lot of passion. I like that in you, Moe. Passionate callers, they could be saying the stupidest things in the world, but if they're doing it with passion, people will listen to it. Now, did you say that Cheney bought insurance?
CALLER: On the World Trade Centers, two weeks before they went down. Don't sound like you don't know that. You're not saying that --
RUSH: I'm trying to figure out... What kind of insurance did he buy?
CALLER: He bought insurance on the World Trade Centers, on the buildings. He bought insurance on the buildings. It's all over, and it's out there. That was out as soon as it happened.
RUSH: Moe, I didn't know this could be done, but if he bought insurance --
CALLER: Come on, dude! You knew that. You knew that, Rush. You're too smart for that, Rush.
RUSH: Moe. (laughing)
CALLER: Now my thinking is -- you think Bush and Condoleezza didn't do it, man?
RUSH: Condoleezza's never been in a court trial.
CALLER: She didn't put no insurance...?
RUSH: Would you answer the question? I've got 45 seconds left before I gotta take a break.
RUSH: If you buy insurance on a building and it goes down --
CALLER: You get paid. You get paid off what you put on the insurance on it, dude, like parts on a car.
RUSH: How could a private citizen buy insurance on buildings owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, New York City and New York State?
CALLER: Oh, you're telling me he didn't? I gotta send it to you? I gotta send you the article that's been online forever? Everybody knows this.
RUSH: Was it from a website on Mars?
CALLER: A website from Mars? Is that what you said?
RUSH: Your article that you're going to send me that proves this?
CALLER: Ah, come on, Rush. Okay --
RUSH: Moe? Moe?
CALLER: -- you're playing dumb. You play dumb on some stuff, Rush. You know it. You know it like everybody else knew it, man.
RUSH: We're outta at a time. I'm trying, folks. It was hopeless.
RUSH: Mike, I want you to go grab just a snippet -- any snippet, like just a minute, minute and a half -- of Moe's call, because I think I know some things about this guy and I want to point out a couple of other things, too. Do that during the break and we'll review it.
RUSH: Well, Moe, if you're still out there, I was afraid of this. I was afraid this was going to happen, and our hands are tied here. There's really nothing we can do now. Ah, jeez... Greetings, my friends, and welcome back. Rush Limbaugh, the Excellence in Broadcasting Network, fastest three hours in media. We are at 800-282-2882, and the e-mail address, Rush@eibnet.com. We have one rule here, folks: "I say it, and you believe it." All right. If you're just joining us and you missed the final call of the previous hour, the call lasted about four minutes or so. I asked the broadcast engineer in New York, Mike, to just give me a snippet of it, because as I say, I was afraid of this. I tried to stop him, but he was intent on shouting over me because he, like a lot of people on the left, believed that I would cut him off. So, folks, the FBI profiles, and we profile. There's a lot to learn about Moe, even in just a one-minute-and-43-second snippet of his call.
(replaying snippet of call)
RUSH: Okay, that's Moe from Columbus, Ohio. Let me profile Moe. We know that Moe obviously went to the public schools. We know that Moe was passed in every grade. I also wouldn't be surprised to learn that Moe plays for the Baltimore Ravens. But here's the bad thing. Moe, you have done it. You have let the secret out. Nobody knew about Condoleezza and Cheney buying insurance on the World Trade Center buildings. Nobody knew that. You had to call here and you had to divulge that. Moe, there are ways the government can get us, and in this case, we have heard from them. It's called the Patriot Act. Government authorities have already contacted us asking us for a copy of your call. People have been working real hard, Moe, to keep what you blabbed to the whole country here, secret. Condoleezza was in a court trial, and she and Cheney bought insurance weeks before the World Trade Center was exploded by the terrorists on 9/11.
So I did my best, but hey, Moe, when they call us, we have to turn it over. It's the Patriot Act. You know, warrantless searches and wiretaps. They know where you are. They know you're in Columbus. There aren't a whole lot of Moes in Columbus. I don't think you should run. I don't think there's anywhere to go. There's nowhere to hide. If they can find out six months in advance that we're going to get blown up by terrorists and they know about it, let it happen, and go buy insurance on the buildings, they've got voice recognition equipment, Moe, that you would not even understand or believe. They have ways of breaking down via sine curves, disgronificators, any number of pieces of equipment, every aspect of your voice -- your inflection, everything. It's not a good thing, Moe, that you did. I didn't want to play this segment once I found out. We got the call during the break from the authorities. I'm a little shaken. Broadcast affiliates, I'm going to take the break early. Board ops, please stand by, because we're going to the first break early, because I am shaken. Damn it, nobody was supposed to know that! What did you put him on the air for, Snerdley?
RUSH: Moe, one more thing. Since you've blown the whistle on this whole insurance scam of Cheney and Condoleezza Rice, I may as well tell you something else that you may not know, since you've blown this up and everybody now knows about it. You, sir, Moe, are a candidate for waterboarding. I understand that Cheney has expanded it to domestic threats, and you, Moe, have definitely qualified. Now, you constitute a domestic threat with your inability to keep secrets. Nobody will be interested in how you found out about it, Moe. Well, they will be, actually. That's where the waterboarding comes in. The only people happy about this, Moe, are the insurance companies, since you've blown the whistle on Condi's scam. They're not going to have to pay her the $5 billion in insurance she took out on the World Trade Center. Maybe not Cheney, either. So, Moe, you have caused a lot of people to lose (perhaps, maybe) a lot of money here. Some people just don't know when to shut up. I tried! I did everything I could, but he wouldn't listen, and since we don't cut people off...
John in Raleigh, North Carolina, welcome, sir, to the EIB Network. Nice to have you with us.
CALLER: Thanks for having me, Rush. Mega dittos.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: I just called in reaction to Moe. I'm one of those tired folks out there just exhausted with people like Moe getting airtime, I guess, and having the confidence, even though they're -- you know, and I disagree with you on this over the years. You've talked about the American people in general being intelligent, and I see it less and less every day. I'm just exhausted with the American people and how stupid we can be as a nation.
RUSH: Well, it would be very dangerous to associate even a majority of the American people with the thought processes expressed by the wonderful Moe from Columbus, Ohio. You can't really think -- I mean, we do know that 35% of the Democrat Party in polls have said they believe Bush knew about 9/11 before it happened, which means that they have to believe he let it happen. Thirty-five percent of Democrats. That doesn't surprise me. Let me ask you a serious question here, John.
RUSH: I'm dead serious about this, now. It's more a psychological question. I'm sure that you've driven around and you've seen bumper stickers on the backs of certain kind of liberal cars like vans and so forth that say "9/11 was an inside job," or "No blood for oil," or any one of these various conspiracy theories that they believe.
RUSH: Do you actually think...? Now, I'm being very serious. This is not a setup. Do you actually think they believe it? Do you think that they believe these conspiracy theories that they espouse? See, I don't. I'm speaking psychologically. If they really believed this stuff -- what they're saying is, if it were true -- action is required. If the government in fact blew up the World Trade Centers, for whatever reason, if they actually did it, if these people actually believe that the administration is spying on them and monitoring their phone calls, if they actually think that Bush lied about everything to go into Iraq, don't you think that there would be far more public demands and protests in the streets on the part of these people for redress and to stop it? These are really, really serious allegations, and I don't think they believe it. I think that they are just deranged. I think that they need something to give their lives meaning. They need something to believe and say to stand out. We've always had conspiracy theorists among us. I've been exposed to countless numbers of them my whole life. But I don't think they all really believe it, because their actions do not betray the fact that they really believe it. They just like running around spouting it.
CALLER: I don't know. I think there's a huge portion that do believe it, and thank God they're lazy, and they won't take it further than the bumper sticker on their car.
RUSH: Here's the real scary thing, John. This is what everybody needs to know. You all heard Moe's call. The Democrat Party is going to be dropping gobs of money to find the Moes in this country and get 'em to the polls in November of '08. The Democrats will be spending untold amounts of money to find these people and give 'em transportation to the polls, and they will be furthering their conspiracy beliefs, whatever it takes. And that's the real thing. You know, it's just like a family. Every family has a bunch of oddballs, anything like it. Well, look at this country. You know there have to be a significant number, a pretty large percentage of what we would call oddballs, as long as we set the baseline for normal as being people like you and me. We hope there are more of us than there are of them, and there's no question that there are.
CALLER: I hope you're right. I hope you're right.
RUSH: Don't doubt me.
RUSH: John, thanks for the call. I appreciate it.
RUSH: All right, we have found, ladies and gentlemen, the root of the conspiracy theory believed by Moe from Columbus, Ohio. Found it at Wikipedia. "Critics often argue that the difficulty of preparing the building for demolition without being noticed makes controlled demolition implausible." See? The first conspiracy theory was that, "Yeah, the planes hit the towers, but that's not what brought 'em down. Bush and Cheney brought 'em down! A secret government unit prepared these buildings for implosion because of the way the buildings fell, they had to implode. They didn't go over like that just because the airplanes hit 'em, because fire doesn't melt steel." Ahem, ahem. Hello, Rosie O'Donnell. That, of course, ties in with the fact that Bush and Cheney knew all this was going to happen before it did, giving them time to rig the building for implosion. "However, the difficulty of preparing the building for demolition without it being noticed makes controlled demolition implausible," so they had to give that up. Some of them haven't, but some of them had to give up that theory.
Now, "proponents of the demolition theory sometimes point out that between 1993 and 2000, Marvin Bush, the brother of President Bush, was on the board of directors of Securacom, which is a company that provided security for the World Trade Center. According to its present CEO, Barry McDaniel, the company had an ongoing contract to handle security at the World Trade Center up to the day the buildings fell down, quote, unquote." This last statement has been used by some conspiracy theorists to say that the contract expired on September 11th, 2001. What the CEO said, was, yeah, we had insurance on the building, but when it stopped being a building, we didn't have any insurance on it, or security. We handled security up to the day the buildings fell. Security admits this, but the conspiracy theorists say that is to say that the contract expired on September 11th, meaning that the company knew the building was going to go down. "Mr. Bush was also former director and is now an advisor to the board of directors to a firm called HCC Insurance Holdings which had what it called a small participation in the World Trade Center property insurance coverage and some of the surrounding buildings." So that's where it all comes from. A security agency, Marvin Bush, the board of directors, had a contract up until the day the buildings went down, so they have extrapolated that to mean it expired, and then Mr. Bush was also a former director of the company that did some property insurance for the region. So that's where this stuff starts.
This stuff... In order for people to believe this -- psychologically, for people to believe this kind of thing -- they have to have something wrong with them elsewhere. There has to be something missing in their lives. There has to be something that's irrational already in place for this kind of stuff to take hold. This pales in comparison to, I think, the most outrageously hilarious and funny conspiracy theory I've heard. I know it's hard to pick one. The latest one, though, explaining the California wildfires, that the Iraq security firm Blackwater wanted the property where a number of homes were located to build a new training center in secret locations, training centers and so forth for secret operations, and so they started the fires in the middle of the Santa Ana winds in order to drive those people off their property so it would be much cheaper for Blackwater to buy. People actually believe this. It's hilarious.