RUSH: You know, they're doing thermal imaging at night of the Occupy protesters in various places, London, Oakland. Thermal imaging will show who's inside a tent and who's not at night. Ninety percent of the Occupy protest tents in London are empty at night. They're going back to their comfortable homes and coming back and joining the protests during the day.
And this is from the New York Post: "The Occupy Wall Street volunteer kitchen staff launched a 'counter' revolution yesterday -- because they're angry about working 18-hour days to provide food for 'professional homeless' people and ex-cons masquerading as protesters." (laughing) That would be most of the protesters, right? (laughing) Aren't you cooks being a little selfish here? After all, you have food and the homeless people don't have food. Where's the social justice in that? Of course, if you've got food in your kitchen and there are people that don't have food and they show up and want food, aren't you obligated to share your food with them?
"For three days beginning tomorrow, the cooks will serve only brown rice and other spartan grub instead of the usual menu of organic chicken and vegetables, spaghetti Bolognese, and roasted beet and sheep's-milk-cheese salad." If these people want gourmet meals so bad, why don't they go to Club Gitmo? "They will also provide directions to local soup kitchens for the vagrants, criminals and other freeloaders who have been descending on Zuccotti Park in increasing numbers every day." (laughing) Ah, folks, I love it. So these protesters who are demanding income redistribution, an end to income and wealth inequality, are attracting criminals, the homeless, a veritable endless parade of human debris who want food, and the cooks are saying, "To hell with you." So here we have the Occupy Wall Street cooks, now part of the 1%. (laughing) They're the haves. They're part of the 1% who won't feed the homeless. They won't share the organic wealth.
And then there's this. The cops somewhere are suing the protesters. A cops union is suing the protesters somewhere in... I think it's New York. Anyway, liberal-on-liberal lawsuits. We got somebody suing Arianna Huffington for stealing their idea, New York Times or somebody. Arianna Huffing and Puffington is being sued, claiming that the idea of her website was stolen from some other people. And now a cops union is suing protesters at Occupy Wall Street. We find out the Occupy protesters are not staying in tents at night, the homeless and a criminal element are showing up for free spaghetti Bolognese -- (laughing) and the cooks say, "To hell with you, here's some brown rice." (laughing) Isn't irony ironic?
And, by the way, the story goes on to say the protesters organized a ten-member security force to confront the homeless people, to chase 'em out from Occupy Wall Street. It's a vigilante, they're setting up their own police force. Now, who are more sacred to the left than the homeless? The homeless! They're among the most approved disadvantaged groups in the country. The leftists are the first to scream bloody murder when the homeless are roused by the cops. But when it comes to sharing their food with them, forget about it. (interruption) I don't know if the homeless are minorities or not. You see, Snerdley, this is an excellent question. I wasn't even curious about that. You see, my mind doesn't even go there. You're in there wondering if the homeless are basically minorities, let's cut to the chase. You're asking me if the homeless are black? Okay. Okay. That's an interesting perspective.
So Snerdley is sitting here saying if young, effete, lazy, white hippies are kicking black homeless people out of their enclave, he wants to know about it. Snerdley wants pictures 'cause all this is happening, this is all Obama's people. Make no mistake, Obama even did an Occupy protest in Chicago. I forget the date. But Obama led one of these just like this when he was a community organizer. It might have been after he was in the State Senate in Illinois, maybe before that. But this is right out of the David Axelrod's Astroturf handbook.
You see, folks, if you're homeless, would you rather eat scraps from a Dumpster or if there are a bunch of people cooking spaghetti Bolognese down the street, where you gonna go? It's kind of like your dog, once you let your dog taste human food scraps, why is your dog gonna eat the garbage you put in his bowl ever again? We'll look into it, Snerdley, we'll find the racial makeup for you as to who the homeless are who are being so viciously treated, so unceremoniously disrespected when they show up and just want to be shared with.
David in Memphis, I'm glad you waited, sir, welcome to the EIB Network, nice to have you with us.
CALLER: Pleasure to talk to you, Rush. Been trying to get through for years. I've got a point about these Wall Street protesters. Their favorite term to use against the Tea Party is terrorists. Well, two can play at that game. They were afraid when the Tea Party came along, Christian militias and Klan rallies were right around the corner, right?
CALLER: Well, I know a little bit about terrorism, Rush. Ever since 9/11 I've made it sort of a hobby to study it.
CALLER: When terrorism isn't fueled by Islam, it's usually fueled by left-wing student protest movements. If you look at the history, the Baader-Meinhof gang in Germany, the Red Brigades in Italy, the Weather Underground here in America --
CALLER: Hm-hm. Yeah, when it's not Islam --
RUSH: It's all a bunch of spoiled, snot-nosed, leftist rich kids.
CALLER: They're worried about the violence the Tea Party will perpetuate, yet these kids are clashing with the cops on camera, and nobody is marching experts in front of the media to fret about the violence these kids could perpetuate.
RUSH: Right. Well, in this instance, though, in this instance the media wants a little violence.
CALLER: Well, obviously, yes.
RUSH: They want it, and they want it because they want to be able to say that the violence is anger erupting at Republicans opposing Obama's jobs bill. The Republicans try to repeal Obama's health care. That is the optic they're trying to create, the image they're trying to perpetuate here.
CALLER: The problem is you always fail to anticipate just how dangerous some of these people can actually be.
RUSH: Well, in what way?
CALLER: Well, you look at the Baader-Meinhof gang, for instance, the people who founded it, one of them was a left-wing journalist who thought West Germany was a capitalist, imperialist system.
RUSH: Oh. Oh, okay. I see what you mean. Yeah.
CALLER: Yeah, she joined with --
RUSH: Well, right now this is a ragtag bunch, most of them who don't even know why they're there.
CALLER: Obviously, yeah.
RUSH: But they're trying to have something made of it. They're trying to make it look like it's homegrown, effervescent, spontaneous, and it's not. This is Astroturfed. This is planned, it is orchestrated, and it's disappointing actually when you get down to brass tacks. The numbers are quite small. They're having to show all of these different cities to make it look like there's any significant size here. Still, this is actually a very, very small bunch of people. I appreciate the call, David. Thanks very much.
RUSH: Here's Joe, Sandy Hook, Connecticut. Welcome. I'm glad you waited, sir. You're on the EIB Network.
CALLER: Rush, thank you for taking my call.
RUSH: Yes, sir.
CALLER: Happy Diaper Day from the Nut State of Connecticut.
RUSH: (laughing) Yeah, diapers! Now third day in a row we've mentioned diapers here.
CALLER: Rush, my point is prior to your call coming on there was a talk show I was listening to. They interviewed an "Occupier." He just graduated college with a degree in economics, and he's $20,000 in debt.
CALLER: That's his complaint.
CALLER: My point is, if this man enlisted into the military, he could pay that off within a year, and the government still takes care of him.
RUSH: Yeah, but did he strike you as the kind that would look at that solution?
CALLER: Oh, absolutely not.
CALLER: But that's a viable option.
RUSH: He was complaining that he was $20,000 in debt?
CALLER: $20,000 in debt.
RUSH: He's got his economics degree, he's got his degree, but he's $20,000 in debt and that's why he's protesting?
CALLER: Yes, sir. He got a degree in economics.
RUSH: All right, sir. So it cost him 20 grand at least in debt. What's the problem?
CALLER: I don't know.
RUSH: He knowingly incurred the debt. I know they say they want the debt forgiven, but that's --
CALLER: Well, apparently doesn't want to pay for it. I mean, my point is I mean people that buy a new car, if they finance it they're over $20,000 in debt.
RUSH: Well, exactly -- or a house.
CALLER: Exactly. Who do these people want? I mean, what is the Utopian world for these people? I mean, what do they want?
RUSH: They want an exemption from reality.
RUSH: What else could it be? They want an exemption from reality. I'll guarantee you... I didn't hear this guy, but I will guarantee you that he is part of a crowd that has been made to believe that education is a fundamental requirement and a right and ought not cost anybody anything.
RUSH: He probably thinks, "Look, my parents made me go. My culture, my society is telling me I have to do this if I have a chance to get ahead. Why should I go in debt to have to do this? Why shouldn't this be provided for me? If this is what they're telling me I need, if this is what they're telling me is necessary be a good citizen, why should I have to pay for it?" I'll bet you a dollar to a doughnut that's the guy's thinking on it. Everybody's telling him it's a necessity. Everybody's telling him he doesn't have a chance in life if he doesn't do this. So if they're making him do it, essentially, why should he have to pay for it? Why shouldn't everybody else pay for it? If his getting an education is what's necessary to keep this country growing and great and blah, blah, blah, then why should he have to pay for it? I'll guarantee you he's had a couple professors telling him that -- and, of course, all of his buddies.
RUSH: You know, it's amazing. These 20-year-old, 22-year-old punk kids, if they think college is expensive, wait 'til they get divorced. They have so much to learn, and they think they know it all.