LA Beaches Ban Frisbees, Footballs
RUSH: We are in Los Angeles all this week. It's really unfortunate, too, you know, I had this urge to go out to the beach, throw a football around, throw a Frisbee. People know that I have this urge now and then. I see a beach, I want to go out there, throw a Frisbee, maybe a football around. But you can't. Get this. Los Angeles County has just passed a law which fines people a thousand dollars for throwing a Frisbee or a football on any of the county beaches. I mean this is the encroachment of soft tyranny. Can you believe you can't throw a football or a Frisbee on a beach? What are they gonna do next, ban volleyball on the beach? Well, it's a ball in the air, and it's being hit.
I'm not kidding. Snerdley doesn't believe me. It's a thousand dollars for anyone who throws a football or a Frisbee on any beach in Los Angeles County. I don't know what the rationale is. "The updated rules now prohibit 'any person to cast, toss, throw, kick or roll' any object other than a beach ball or volleyball 'upon or over any beach' between Memorial Day and Labor Day." Look, it's classic liberals. They're trying to make everybody safe. Too many people were probably getting hurt, who knows what it is.
Gay Marriage Poster Couple Divorces
RUSH: Other California news out there. We try to keep you posted on things that we discover while we are on location. Did you see that the poster couple for gay marriage in California are getting a divorce? You see that? It's true. It's two women, they were among the first 14 same-sex couples who got married on the day the ban was lifted in California back in June of 2008. I guess the national average, three-and-a-half years, is what their marriage lasted, maybe it's the California average. I'm not sure. But I wonder if they designated one of them the husband so that he gets all the blame and has to pay all the alimony. How does that work? I wonder if we'll find out as the news covers this groundbreaking event, the first divorce of the first gay marriage couple.
Global Warming Hoax Exploded
RUSH: Have you heard the great news? The global warming hoax is finally officially blown up now. One of the early signatories to the UN IPCC deal has backed out of it totally, says it's absurd. He feels like he's been duped. He has written a book about how he's been duped, and the German magazine Der Spiegel did an interview with the guy and you could just tell even in reading the transcript of the interview, they were snarky. The guy from Der Spiegel could not believe what he was hearing. Even from one of the previously foremost trusted members of the manmade global warming community... (interruption) Yeah, I was at CPAC in 2009 so it's the third anniversary. I was there six weeks after Obama was immaculated. So there's that news.
NYC Maids Get Panic Buttons
RUSH: New York hotel maids are gonna be given panic buttons in case French rapists show up or Democrat politicians. "Large New York hotels plan to equip their housekeepers and staff with portable alarms so they get help quickly in case of trouble, officials said Wednesday. Any staff member who must enter guests rooms, such as maids, waiters and mini-bar attendants, will be given the 'panic buttons' within the next year, said Lisa Linden, spokeswoman for the Hotel Association of New York. She declined to link the electronic alarms to the case of French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former International Monetary Fund chief who was accused of sexually assaulting maid, Nafissatou Diallo, at the Sofitel in New York," which is where we hung out prior to the Rush to Excellence Tour in New York last year.
We got a couple rooms at the Sofitel on purpose. I wanted to see, you know, if a maid would come in and attack me. But that didn't happen because we didn't register the rooms in my name so none of the maids knew that I was there, unless they saw me go in, but they still didn't do anything. So panic buttons for New York hotel maids. You never know when John Edwards is gonna be in town, or a member of the Kennedy family, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Eliot Spitzer, Weiner. You never know when these guys are in town and decide to shack up, uh, check in, so it's probably a good move.
Poll: 20% of Republicans Lean Obama?
RUSH: Twenty percent of Republicans are leaning to voting for Obama, it says here. This is a story from World Net Daily and the pollster is a guy named Fritz Wenzel, Wenzel Strategies. Now, by the way, this guy is the official pollster for Ron Paul. I don't know if that means anything. I'm just giving you information. "For critics of Barack Obama, 2012 has been portrayed as a do-or-die year for the country. ... But the 2012 election is looking more like a replay of 2008."
Listen to this, now. To show you how it does matter that this pollster works for Ron Paul. "In every case except the match-up against Ron Paul, more than 20 percent of Republican voters said they are more likely to support Obama." Do you believe this? They're putting this out, they expect to have credibility attached to this. Now, we're being told in this story, 20% of Republicans lean to Obama if the nominee is somebody other than Ron Paul. That's the only time when 20% of Republicans will not vote for Obama is if the nominee is Ron Paul. I'm just gonna say, anybody leaning toward voting Obama is not a Republican, period. It would be real helpful to see these polling questions and how often Ron Paul's name is mentioned in the midst of them.
The Great Emancipator: Obama Frees 10 States from No Child Left Behind
RUSH: I'll tell you, you talk about getting tricked? Getting tricked is believing that Obama's gonna bring us all together! So Obama's on TV bragging about his No Child Left Behind waivers, now. Oh, yeah. A bunch of states. And there was a big Chyron graphic up on MSNBC: "Obama Frees 10 States from No Child Left Behind Rules!" There he is, the Great Emancipator! It's an Election Year, and so basically people will be exempted from every liberal program for a while so that the pain and suffering inherent in them will not be felt and have a deleterious effect on Obama's reelection.