Cat Woke Me Up at 5:30 AM
RUSH: I ought to be dragging, but I'm not. At 5:30 this morning my cat starts head-butting me. When I am asleep, ladies and gentlemen, I'm deaf. I don't wear my implant. And the cat is biting my nose and head-butting me, I mean hard, to the point that I wake up. I'm looking at Punkin, I'm three inches away, "What are you doing?" I'm thinking there's gotta be some emergency. Something's happening that I can't hear. So I jump up, look at the phone, is something going on? Has the alarm been triggered? Dog's barking?
There's nothing going on. The cat just woke me up. And if there's a reason behind it, since I don't speak cat I don't know, even now, what it was. (interruption) No, it wasn't time to eat. I went in and fed the cat. The cat wouldn't eat. Either that or didn't want what I put in the bowl. The cat was really mad at me. I hadn't done anything!
Romney Rebuts Obama's AP Speech
RUSH: Romney is speaking at ASNE, the American Society of Newspaper Editors, and he had a great line. He said, "President Obama came here yesterday and railed against arguments no one is making -- and criticized policies no one is proposing." And that is exactly right. And the question needs to be asked, what is gonna happen to mothers and women and children and the poor and the water and the air and the National Parks when Obama's Ponzi scheme crashes?
Greek-Style Riots at UC Santa Barbara
RUSH: If we don't do anything, Obama's gonna finish off this country on his own. If we just sit back and don't do anything it isn't gonna take the Republicans to poison the water or anything else. We're gonna be so flat broke. We already got signs of Greece happening. At the University of California, Santa Barbara, I believe, cops had to use pepper spray, 30 students were protesting tuition increases or something. We've seen it in Europe. We're gonna see more of it here.
Study: Republicans, Whites More Tired of Trayvon Coverage
RUSH: CNN, during the break here at the top of the hour, just had a Chyron graphic crawl the bottom of the screen. And this is what it said: "Study: Republicans, Whites More Tired of Trayvon Coverage." So somebody has done a study on who's tired of coverage of the Trayvon case and who isn't tired of it, and guess what? Republicans and whites are fed up with the coverage! "Republicans, Whites More Tired of Trayvon Coverage."
Do we know who did the study? Probably NBC. Okay, here's the study. Forty-three percent of whites and 56% of Republicans and 16% of blacks say that there's too much coverage of the Trayvon Martin case. We don't know how many white Hispanics are tired of it. They didn't survey or they didn't have a category for white Hispanics. And we don't know how many nonwhite Hispanics are tired of the coverage. We don't know how many white Asians are tired of the coverage. We don't know how many nonwhite Asians are tired of the coverage. We don't know how many nonwhite female Hispanics, nonwhite male Hispanics. They didn't break it down like this. And, of course, the nonwhite whites haven't been heard from on this, either.
All we know is that 43% of whites, 56% of Republicans, and that must be the Martian Republicans, 'cause there's no other category left. And 16% of blacks say that there's too much coverage of the Trayvon Martin case. Now, again, I don't know who did the study. But we do know why, don't we? We know why they did the study, don't we? To promote the idea that we are a racist country. Pew did the study. The Pew Center for the People and the Press. It's a Pew poll, which makes sense when you say it that way.
CNN Manages to Fall Behind MNSBC in Ratings
RUSH: You have to strive to have an audience smaller than MSNBC. CNN has managed to pull it off.
NBC'S Chintzy Apology on Zimmerman Tape
RUSH: NBC has "apologized" for their Zimmerman tape, but it's not really an apology. It's the chintziest thing. They don't even apologize to Zimmerman. I don't have it in front of me, but they apologize to anybody who mighta been bothered. It's pathetic. It was an abject pathetic apology. If you're gonna apologize, you gotta apologize to the guy who you tried to destroy! They apologized to their viewers, but it was George Zimmerman that they assaulted at NBC with the editing of his 911 call tape.
Olbermann is a Guy Wearing a $50 Lamp Shade
RUSH: Did you hear that Keith Olbermann was on Letterman last night, and he said, "I made a mistake. I shouldn't-a gone to Gore's network. I was like the $10 million chandelier." And what he meant was, "I'm a $10 million chandelier," because he got $10 million a year for five years. "I'm $10 million chandelier, but I'm nothing if you don't put me in the right room."
Keith, you are not a $10 million chandelier. You're the guy wearing a $50 lampshade sitting in the corner of the room that nobody else wants to go in. That's what you are. Not a $10 million chandelier. Gee.
Election Year Conversion: Regime to Try KSM at Club Gitmo
RUSH: By the way, the Justice Department has announced they're going to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed before a military tribunal. The trial will begin within the next 30 days. It will not, despite the best efforts of Obama and Eric Holder, it will not take place in New York City. It will be held at Club Gitmo, where we still have a thriving licensed merchandise business, by the way, at the EIB Store at RushLimbaugh.com.