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The Sex-Obsessed Left is Offended by an Aspirin Joke?

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RUSH: This is Foster Friess, and he was on Andrea Mitchell, NBC News, Washington, her show at one o'clock eastern yesterday afternoon.

FRIESS:  Back in my days they used Bayer aspirin for contraception.  The gals put it between their knees and it wasn't that costly.

MITCHELL:  Excuse me, I'm just trying to catch my breath from that, Mr. Friess, frankly.

RUSH:  Uh, excuse me, trying to catch my breath from that, Mr. Friess, frankly.  Folks, it is, I guess, factual now to say that our culture is obsessed with sex, and the conventional wisdom now is everybody, particularly kids, have sex.  It's fine that they have sex. There's nothing unusual about it. We shouldn't be concerned.
We shouldn't try to stop it. It's silly to think there's anything wrong with it.  In fact, Planned Parenthood, how do they make their money?  Abortions.  What do they need?  They need unwanted pregnancies.  Not babies, Snerdley. They kill babies.  Planned Parenthood needs sex.  Planned Parenthood must have sex going on as much as possible, and particularly among the yutes of America. 

Go to the Planned Parenthood website, check out all of the instructional materials there for anybody.  If you printed a page from the Planned Parenthood website and went to a park and found a bunch of kids 10 and 12 years old or 14 years old playing on a seesaw and showed 'em that page, you'd end up in jail.  Planned Parenthood pushes sex, they push pornography, they instruct about it, they have been for the longest time.  I remember hosting this program back in the early nineties when cucumbers and so forth were used to demo condoms in the schools. And back then, "Mr. Limbaugh, you can't stop them, they're gonna have sex.  We've gotta teach 'em safe sex." I had woman call, a mother from out in the Hamptons, say, "I would much prefer that my daughter bring her boyfriend home and have sex in one of our guest rooms rather than in the back of the car." 

"Why?" 

"Because it's cleaner in the bedroom." 

"You mean, you can't stop it, it's gonna happen."

"That's right, Rush, you gotta get out of the Dark Ages." 

I said, "Well, do you provide 'em a pack of cigarettes on the nightstand?" 

"Why would I do that?" 

"Well, that's traditionally what happens after you have sex, light up a cigarette." 

"Well, no, of course I don't advocate smoking." 

"Oh, you don't advocate smoking, but you will sanction and promote your teenage daughter having sex with a boyfriend in your house?" 

"Yes, if the only alternative is that they're gonna do it in the back of a car." 

So it's inculcated now.  Foster Friess is not that old, and it's not that long ago that there was a stigma.  It's not that long ago, put an aspirin between your knees, and Andrea Mitchell just can't believe it, "I'm trying to catch my breath from that, Mr. Friess, frankly."  Play it again.  We can fit it in before the break, number five, play it again. 

FRIESS:  Back in my days they used Bayer aspirin for contraception.  The gals put it between their knees and it wasn't that costly.

MITCHELL:  Excuse me, I'm just trying to catch my breath from that, Mr. Friess, frankly.

RUSH: All right, well, Andrea Mitchell catching her breath probably still, and the rest of the Drive-Bys went nuts, too.

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RUSH: I really don't care.  It's just one of these days.  Come on, folks, don't tell me you don't have those days where you just don't care. (interruption)  No, it's not that I think all's lost.  No, no, no, no.  I just don't care.  In fact, being completely honest, back in the early days when this program was rocketing, the media, "Well, how long are you gonna do this?" They were eager for me to say I'm quitting tomorrow.  "Well, how long you gonna do this?" 

And I said, "I don't know." 

"Well, you gotta have some idea when it's gonna end." 

I said, "Well, do you?" 

Some guy, some journalist, I forget, there were a bunch of them, "Do you have any idea when you're gonna quit your job?" 

"Well, no."

"But clearly this can't go on this way."

"Why can't it go on this way?" 

"Well, it just can't." 

I said, "Look, let me answer your question this way."  I actually said this. "If I ever get up someday and what's in the newspaper doesn't interest me, then I'll know." 

"Really?" 

I said, "Yeah.  It's gonna take a whole bunch of days getting up where I don't care what's in the newspaper." 

Now, is this the first of one of those many days?  No.  I just don't care.  There's nothing in this Stack that I said, "I can't wait to talk about that."  There's nothing in here that deserves to be at the top of the Stack, and, by the same token, there's nothing in here that deserves to be at the bottom.  It doesn't matter. (interruption)  No, I'm not depressed.  No, no, nothing happened.  Look, I know every one of you, some days you just don't care.  Nothing floats your boat.  Not depressed.  You're just flatline.  You don't care.  I'm talking about mood flatline. I'm not talking about heart rate.  Come on, folks, you gotta cut me some slack.  This is like the third day in 23 years I haven't cared.  I could come in here and fake it, but that's not what Open Line Friday is all about.  I fake it Monday through Thursday.  On Friday I just let it hang loose.  So I don't really care. 

I mean this Andrea Mitchell stuff -- see, everything happening I predicted.  We're living in exactly what I thought was gonna happen.  Nothing surprises me.  There's not one thing in the news that shocks me.  Not one thing.  What they're trying to do to Santorum, I mean Newt's guy, Mr. Las Vegas, he's gonna pump, what is it, ten million more into Newt's campaign.  Kathryn asked me last night, "Where is this Republican nomination?"  I said, "I can't began begin to tell you where this Republican nomination is. I can't begin to tell you where it's going. Right now I couldn't tell you that any of these three guys has a better chance than the other of winning this thing.  It's wide open as far as I'm concerned." 

And I'll tell you this.  Whoever wins it, there's no doubt in my mind it's gonna be pedal to the metal support time.  'Cause I don't think this election's about our guys.  They're trying to make it about our guys.  This election is about Obama.  As far as I'm concerned it's always gonna be about Obama. It's not gonna be about anything else.  You have to deal with the cards that you're dealt, and we don't have Ronald Reagan and a list of nominees.  We just don't have it. It's not there. You can pretend and get upset, we just don't have Reagan out there.  There hasn't been a Reagan since Reagan, other than me, and I'm not running.  Palin's not running.  Marco Rubio's not running.  They're not running. 

Wait.  Geraldo is on TV. Did somebody die?  Virginia.  Close.  He's talking about a murder trial.  Yep, yep.  The grim reaper. 

All right, here, let's go back to the media here.  This is Foster Friess. This is the guy who's donating to the super PAC for Santorum, and, as you know, they're trying to say that Santorum wants every woman barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen, and he's trying to eliminate contraception, all this silly stuff.  And, by the way, this isn't gonna work.  CNN has a poll out, 50%, I think it's just a little over statistically, a little over 50%, disagree with the president's notion that contraception should be provided free of charge by somebody else -- 50%.  Like most everything else is, it is not an 80-20 issue.  The Democrats are not winning on this.  They're not dominating on this.  It's a CNN poll, and it clearly indicates that it is a 50-50 proposition.  The Democrats do not own this. 

You would think, the way the media's covering this, that 80% of the country is in favor of insurance companies or churches or somebody else providing their contraception free of charge and if it's denied they're ready to burn down the house, burn down the town.  It's not the case.  Anyway, all of that coming up, 'cause that stuff I just mentioned is in the Stack somewhere.  Here we go, just to set it all up again.  This is Foster Friess yesterday with Andrea Mitchell, NBC News, Washington, on her show. 

FRIESS:  Back in my days they used Bayer aspirin for contraception.  The gals put it between their knees and it wasn't that costly.

MITCHELL:  Excuse me, I'm just trying to catch my breath from that, Mr. Friess, frankly.

RUSH: Now, are you picturing Andrea Mitchell, NBC News, Washington, with an aspirin between her knees?  'Cause I am.  That's what ticks her off.  Can you imagine Andrea Mitchell sitting at her anchor desk with an aspirin between her knees, all ticked off?  So last night and this morning we have a montage of a bunch of media people sliming Foster Friess and bashing Santorum for his association with him.

O'DONNELL:  His problem is that he has now a public association with a very flaky seeming guy.

VAN SUSTEREN:  The creepy supporter. The guy who says something really creepy.

BARNICLE: Is Foster Friess a made up name?

GEIST: Any day where you have to go on TV and declare that your chief supporter is not creepy is a bad day in my estimation.

DEUTSCH:  These main super PAC guys are the creepiest guys.

MATTHEWS:  You are talking about a guy from the Cro-Magnon era.

RUSH:  All right, now, so you got Foster Friess and what he said was innocent as it could be, and it was an accurate depiction of social mores not that long ago in the country.  And now, all of a sudden, he's Cro-Magnon. He's a creep. Santorum is guilty by association. Santorum's just as creepy, 'cause this guy is creepy.  But I happen to remember a guy by the name of Jeremiah Wright who was out saying some really, really anti-American, dirty, provocative, profane, insulting stuff, and the Drive-Bys said, "Well, you know, Obama's not Reverend Wright. Reverend Wright had nothing to do with Obama, and Obama hardly knew Reverend Wright, no, no, no, Wright's not even an adviser.  Obama never even listened to Reverend Wright. He sat there for 20 years in the pew, but he never heard this.  You can't do that. That's dirty politics. You can't say just 'cause Wright said that and Obama was in his church for 20 years that Obama agrees with that. Obama never even heard that.  Wright's not even part of the campaign. Come on, there's nothing here. Move on."  Remember that's what they all told us about Reverend Wright? 

Now, here's Foster Friess with an aspirin between Andrea Mitchell's knees, and the media is going jack-you-know-what.  The media is going crazy and they're trying to bury Santorum.  He's guilty by association with a Cro-Magnon creep.  Greta Van Susteren last night, On the Record, she interviewed Santorum.  They talked about it.

VAN SUSTEREN:  There are two issues.  One is the creepy supporter, the guy who says something really creepy about you and who's a huge fundraiser for your campaign, will you at least correct him about -- I -- I think most women don't think it's particularly funny, his comment.

SANTORUM:  Foster is known in political circles as telling a lot of jokes, and some of them are not particularly funny.  This one was not.  He's not creepy. He's a good man. He's a great philanthropist, a very successful businessman. He told a bad off-color joke, and he shouldn't have done it, but that's his business.  It was a stupid joke.

RUSH:  Oh, now wait just a second, what the heck was off-color about it?  You want to see off-color, go to the Planned Parenthood website.  Off-color?  What in the world is off-color about making a joke about Andrea Mitchell putting an aspirin between her knees?  (interruption) Well, I'm sorry, forgive me liberal tight butt women don't think it's funny, and so therefore it's impermissible, and therefore it's off-color?  Off-color?  An aspirin between their knees is off-color? (interruption) No, not true.  Snerdley just said to me, "Anything between their knees is off-color."  Not true.  Go to the Planned Parenthood website.  There are accepted things for women to put between their knees. 

Now, you won't find an aspirin there, but you'll find dildos and whatever else in the Planned Parenthood -- you'll find it all there.  You'll find every sex aid and instructions on how to use them at the Planned Parenthood website.  And no age restriction on this stuff. (interruption) What, are you upset because I used the word -- (interruption) Okay, give me a substitute word then.  What is the acceptable substitute word because I'm about to be Foster Friessed here, right?  (interruption)  What was that?  Okay, a vibrator.  You like that?  We're all adults here, folks.  The kids are in school, and the ones who are around, believe me, don't know where they are, and they know about this stuff anyway.  In fact, many of them are trying the aspirin trick right now to see if they could defy it.  Yeah, in fact, you can't even get an aspirin in school now without the nurse.  You can get a condom, you can get an abortion, you can't get an aspirin.  Off-color?  Off-color joke? 

You know how my mother described loose women?  You know what I mean by loose women?  And, by the way, why is there not something called loose men?  It's expected behavior.  My mother, the way she described them to my brother and me, she described them as round heels.  I said, "What do you mean, mother?"  "Round heels, son, they just roll right over."  That's from the same era as the aspirin between the knees.  Round heels.  Anyway, we're not through.  That's Greta, she talked to Santorum. Santorum, "It was a bad joke. It was an off-color joke."  (interruption) Oh, yeah, the pregnancy rates were nothing compared to what they are today.  Oh, yeah, Planned Parenthood would not have been able to stay in business back then.  Boring two-parent families. 

Gee, I can remember when I was in junior high, the principal, somebody found a condom on the school grounds and they conducted a week-long investigation to try to find out whose it was because they wanted to suspend 'em.  Today they give 'em away.  I know I'm dating myself here.  I don't care.  I don't think there's anything off-color about an aspirin between her knees.   Gosh, I'll tell you, I'm really gonna get into it now.  I'll just tell you, all Foster Friess did was have a cute, funny way of describing virtue.

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RUSH:  You boil it all down, what you end up with is something very simple.  Liberals want life without consequences.  Fail at your job, no consequences, doesn't matter, there's all kinds of government help.  Fail at being a father, no problem, there's no consequences.  Sex, whenever you want it, no matter the outcome, no problem, we've got abortion, we got birth control pills, we got condoms, ah, no consequences.  And without consequences, there's no virtue.  And that's all Foster Friess was talking about.  Simply talking about women with virtue, pure and simple.  And the fact that so few people understand that is shocking.  Sad, but shocking. 

Let me tell you a little bit about Foster Friess.  "Friess has been involved in numerous charitable activities. He and his wife run the Friess Family Foundation, whose activities include supporting Christian mobile medical services, sponsoring Water Missions International's work to provide clean water in Malawi, and donating to relief and recovery efforts following natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, the 2004 Indonesian tsunami, and the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Friess sponsored a matching grant program to raise $2 million for relief efforts for the 2004 Indonesian tsunami and personally traveled to the areas most affected by the earthquake and tsunami in order to speak with local church and organization leaders to identify the best efforts to support. He sponsored another matching grant for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, raising more than $4 million to support Katrina victims."

Some of the awards that he has received for his philanthropy: "Childhelp Spirit of the Children Award, 2010, Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award presented by the champ, Humanitarian of the Year presented at the National Charity Awards Dinner, Albert Schweitzer Leadership Award, David R. Jones Award for Leadership in Philanthropy, Thomas J. Reese Award from Catholic Charities."  That's who he is.  A man of virtue.  A man who's done far more for people than any liberal in politics today, from Barack Obama on down.  And so now he has to be summarily destroyed while we were told to ignore Jeremiah Wright. No, Jeremiah Wright had nothing to do with Obama, there's nothing to see here. 

In 1965, 24% of black infants and 3% of white infants were born to single mothers.  By 1990 -- and that's still 20 years ago -- by 1990 the rates had risen to 64% of black infants and 18% of white infants born to single mothers.  It's gotta be worse now.  This is statistics from the Brookings Institute, from a 1996 report.  New York Times, 2009: Unmarried mothers gave birth to four out of every ten babies born in the US in 2007.  He was just talking about virtue, nothing more.

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RUSH:  You know, it's funny what offends liberals.  It's funny what offends the liberal media.  Bill Clinton abusing and ruining the life of an intern.  JFK, ditto.  It's admirable.  That's behavior they want to emulate.  But an aspirin joke, boy, look how that offends them.  Just really funny. These people are.

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RUSH: I still have a couple sound bites left on the Foster Friess business, the media going ape, going bananas.  We're up now to Santorum himself on CBS This Morning, the cohost is Charlie Rose.  He said, "Foster Friess' comments, what have you said to him about those comments other than what you've said to the press?  You know, this creepy, crazy stuff about women and an aspirin between their knees.  What have you said?"

SANTORUM:  I'm not responsible for every comment that a supporter of mine makes.  It was a bad joke, it was a stupid joke, it's not reflective of me or my record on this issue.  You know, it's funny that I've been criticized by Governor Romney and by Ron Paul for actually having voted for something called Title X, federal funding of contraception.  So this is the same gotcha politics that you get from the media, and I'm just not gonna play that game. I'm not responsible for any comment that anybody who supports me make, and my record stands for itself.

RUSH:  Okay.  Then we go on.  Charlie Rose said, "Well, you've been identified as a social conservative.  Those issues have been part of what you have said to the country, so this isn't gotcha.  What this is is trying to understand exactly what Rick Santorum stands for and what he might say or do as president."

SANTORUM:  Charlie, when you quote a supporter of mine who tells a bad off-color joke and somehow I'm responsible for that, that's gotcha.  This is what you guys do.  You don't do this with President Obama. In fact, with President Obama what you did was you went out and defended him against someone he sat in a church for, for 20 years, and defended him, "Oh, he can't possibly believe what he listened to for 20 years."  It's a double standard.  This is what you're pulling off, and I'm gonna call you on it.  The fact is I'm here in Detroit and we're focused on the economy and the jobs.

RUSH:  So that's a good recovery.  I like that.  The point that I made just moments ago, Reverend Wright, Obama's in his pew for 20 years, he didn't hear what he said, and even if he did, it doesn't matter.  You can't tie Obama to Reverend Wright.  That's guilt by association.  You can't do that.  I just wish Rick hadn't thrown Friess overboard, that's all, but that's just me.  Let's go to back and let's listen to Reverend Wright since all these women got their panties in a wad over Foster Friess and an aspirin.  Let's go back and let's listen to Reverend Wright, just a little bit of it, and keep in mind as you hear this again, that we were supposed to ignore this, that we can't tie this to Obama. Obama, he never heard Wright say this.  In all 20 years he was in the church, Reverend Wright married him, Reverend Wright baptized his kids, his kids have gone to the church, his wife went to the church. None of 'em ever heard Reverend Wright say any of this, and even if they had heard him say it, you can't tie that to Obama. You can't say that he's accountable for everything a supporter of his says.  They went to the wall to protect Obama from Reverend Wright, to protect Obama from this.

WRIGHT:  Barack knows what it means to be a black man living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich white people.  Hillary ain't never been called a nigger.  Bill did us just like he did Monica Lewinsky.  He was riding dirty.  In white America, US of KKKA black men turning on black men.  I am sick of Negroes who just do not get it.  Not God bless America, God (bleep) America.  That's in the Bible, for killing innocent people.  God (bleep) America.  And now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back into our own front yards.  America's chickens coming home to roost.

RUSH:  Yeah, we're supposed to ignore that. You can't tie Obama to that. They're some of his supporters, guilt by association, he never heard him say that kind of thing. That we were supposed to forget.  This is creepy, it's filthy, it's trashy, it's dirty, it's insulting, it's repulsive, it's stupid, it's off-color, it's profane, it's all the rotten, worthless stuff in the world that we're supposed to never hear. 

FRIESS:  Back in my days they used Bayer aspirin for contraception.  The gals put it between their knees and it wasn't that costly.

MITCHELL:  Excuse me, I'm just trying to catch my breath from that, Mr. Friess, frankly.

RUSH:  (imitating Wright) Barack knows what it means to be a black man living in a country, in a culture that's controlled by rich white people.  Hillary ain't never been called an N-word. Bill did us just like he did Monica Lewinsky. He was riding dirty. 

Pay no attention to that, folks.  Barack Obama never heard that.  Now, we're gonna get ticked off over a man of virtue talking about an aspirin between women's knees.  That stuff we're supposed to ignore, and we laugh at Bill Clinton ruining Lewinsky's life and JFK ruining who knows how many other women's lives, while we're told we are the party that hates women?

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RUSH:  Nah, Reverend Wright's okay. He's fine because he's pro-abortion.  And that's all it takes.  If you are pro-abortion, you get a gold star, you're a Democrat in good standing, and you can do anything and be defended.  You can do anything and remain a ranking member of the tribe.  You just have to be pro-abortion.  I'm thinking about Obama here and cutting Social Security.  It's really what he's doing.  He's defunding it.  But then looking at it from his perspective, why not?  Those angry old white people aren't gonna vote for him anyway.  He's not aiming at the votes of Social Security recipients.  He's not aiming at them.  Those are just a bunch of bitter clingers anyway. 

AP, State-Controlled Associated Press, a story by two women.  This is illustrative of the chickification of American news.  Listen to the first paragraph of a news story, ladies and gentlemen, a news story.  "Most Americans don't share Rick Santorum's absolutist take on abortion. He's out of step on women in combat. He questions the values of the two-thirds of mothers who work. He's even troubled by something as commonplace as birth control -- for married couples."  That is an AP news story by Connie Cass and Jennifer Agiesta.  This is supposed to be a news article.  Most Americans, I think by now, realize the AP is no longer a news outlet.  It's just part of the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party. 

The next thing they write is: "Even among a Republican presidential field eager to please religious conservatives, Santorum's ideas stand out," which is to say he's even crazier than the rest of the Republicans.  "A Catholic father of seven whose kids are home-schooled --" they write.  See, we told you he's crazy.  "Santorum may seem to wear his conservatism as comfortably as his sweater vests. But he's walked a careful path, keeping the more provocative opinions that helped sink his re-election to the Senate in 2006 mostly out of his presidential campaign."  Now, this is a twofer from the AP.  Santorum has not kept his conservative views secret, at all. 

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