RUSH: There was a story... What's the date of this thing? This happened, I think, either the day I left for vacation -- that Friday, the 19th -- or shortly thereafter.
It's in the UK Guardian, a serious story: "Aliens May Destroy Humanity to Protect Other Civilizations, Say Scientists -- It may not rank as the most compelling reason to curb greenhouse gases, but reducing our emissions might just save humanity from a pre-emptive alien attack, scientists claim." Wait. You had... Who was it? Oh, it was that idiot,
Krugman. He was advocating for a space alien attack in the New York Times as a way to get the economy to rebound. You had a serious story here in the UK Guardian. "Watching from afar, extraterrestrial beings might view changes in Earth's atmosphere as symptomatic of a civilization growing out of control -- and take drastic action to keep us from becoming a more serious threat, the researchers explain.
"This highly speculative scenario is one of several described by a NASA-affiliated scientist and colleagues at Pennsylvania State University that," I'm reading this verbatim, "while considered unlikely, they say could play out were humans and alien life to make contact at some point in the future. Shawn Domagal-Goldman of NASA's Planetary Science Division and his colleagues compiled a list of plausible outcomes that could unfold in the aftermath of a close encounter, to help humanity 'prepare for actual contact.' In their report, Would Contact with Extraterrestrials Benefit or Harm Humanity? ..."
Basically you have here a crackpot leftist scientist with influence in NASA coming in the form of an actual NASA employee producing actual NASA documents warning that if we don't adopt lunatic global warming policies of Algore's, space aliens will invade us to wipe us out, to prevent us from destroying our climate! Here's a quote from the story. Folks, this is in the UK Guardian. This story is presented with all the sincerity of any news story that you might find on the front page of any newspaper any day of the week. Here's the pull-quote: "'Green' aliens might object to the environmental damage humans have caused on Earth and wipe us out to save the planet. 'These scenarios give us reason to limit our growth and reduce our impact on global ecosystems. It would be particularly important for us to limit our emissions of greenhouse gases, since atmospheric composition can be observed from other planets,' the authors write." Honest to God, NASA scientists say we're being observed by space aliens, and if we don't dial it back on the greenhouse gases, they're gonna invade us and wipe us out as a civilization to save this planet!
We're being observed.
And we're getting stories today from The Politico asking, "Is Rick Perry Dumb?"
RUSH: You know, folks, every science fiction movie in the fifties, the sixties, was based on space aliens coming to earth to prevent us from developing the nuclear bomb. The nuclear bomb, we're gonna wipe ourselves out, the space aliens always smarter than we were, would show up, and that was the plot. I remember Michael Rennie was in The Day the Earth Stood Still, that stupid robot, Gort, whatever it was. It was all about we're developing a nuclear bomb. Now the aliens are gonna get us to stop doing global warming, and this gets passed off as straight news.
RUSH: Jared in Boulder, Colorado. You're next. Welcome to the program, sir. Can you save us, or is this show gonna have to revert back to being totally me?
CALLER: No, I can talk. Mega dittos, Rush.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: I have a couple of comments, first about the UK Guardian article that you mentioned last hour about the alien attack, and second about Hurricane Irene, if there's time.
CALLER: I'm working on my Ph,D. in meteorology at Penn State University, and I know two of the authors personally of the scientific study that was mentioned in the UK Guardian article.
RUSH: About the space aliens wiping us out for global warming?
CALLER: Correct. And UK Guardian got it wrong. The Guardian initially reported that it was a NASA report, and I think that was the version of the story that you mentioned earlier --
RUSH: That's right.
CALLER: -- and it's not. It was a NASA-affiliated scientist and two Penn State-affiliated scientists, but it was done completely on their own free time. It was not funded by taxpayer funds whatsoever.
RUSH: Well, that's not a concern of mine. I don't care who paid for it.
CALLER: Right. Right. I mean, granted, they still are on the left wing of the political spectrum.
RUSH: Yeah, and they --
CALLER: Granted, they're personal friends, but...
RUSH: They've worked for NASA, right?
CALLER: Yeah. One of them worked for NASA.
RUSH: Okay, so NASA has hired people who put a report together saying that there are space aliens monitoring us and our carbon emissions and if we go too far they're gonna come down here and wipe us out to save the planet?
CALLER: What the article said was... I mean, granted it's not a scientific article because anything talking about war with extraterrestrials is --
RUSH: You're not gonna try to defend these guys, are you?
CALLER: No, no. I think the study is kind of ridiculous myself.
RUSH: Well, good. Okay. I appreciate that.
RUSH: Now, that thought-provoking scenario -- space aliens monitoring our carbon emissions -- does appear in a joint study by Penn State and the NASA Planetary Science Division entitled, "Would Contact With Extraterrestrials Benefit or Harm Humanity? A Scenario Analysis." It's in the UK Guardian, and they are identified as people with the NASA Planetary Science Division. You can't make this up. Somewhere Paul Krugman's gonna be shouting, "Bring it on! Bring it on!" because he was all for a space alien attack two weeks ago.
RUSH: Aurora, Colorado, Lee, great to have you on the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. I just wanted to make a comment. I'm very sorry for the people on the East Coast who got hit by that, quote, unquote, hurricane. But you know, there's a great
segment of our population that are still suffering from when they released the levees in the Missouri and Mississippi River. I understand that there are parts of Iowa and Nebraska still underwater. Now, Rush, this is our farmland, and these people have not been able to farm all summer.
CALLER: Their highways are still dismayed --
RUSH: Exactly right.
CALLER: -- undriveable. Where's the help for them?
RUSH: Exactly right.
CALLER: As well as the people in Texas and the four corners area that lost so much to the fires?
CALLER: I guess we don't vote for Obama so we don't get any consideration and all the aid, right?
RUSH: You're more right than you know, and, by the way, get this. FEMA has taken, I kid you not, FEMA has taken money from little Joplin, Missouri, to use for selected victims of Hurricane Irene.
CALLER: Oh, I believe it, Rush, I totally believe it. These people have no concept, if it means buying votes, well, that's what we'll do with the money, regardless whether the intent is to help people, it's buy those votes.
RUSH: That's what they view the purpose of the office as, the power to spend money, to keep themselves in power. That's precisely what's going on.