RUSH: This is Doug in Rochester, New York. Great to have you, sir. Thank you for calling.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Thanks for taking my call. It is a profound honor to speak with you, and I just want to let you know that I started listening to you in March of 1991. We had a horrible ice storm here, and my radio was the only thing I had. I started listening to you, and I haven't stopped, and 21 years later I'm talking to you on the phone. You've been such an encouragement to me through the years, just to be the voice of truth. To speak what I agree with, and you have a platform to be able to do that, and I just really appreciate all the encouragement throughout years.
RUSH: Well, look, I really appreciate that. What you're doing here is illustrating that what really has happened on this program is a lot of people have had their opinions validated. Critics of this program have always said people like you are just a bunch of mind-numbed robots and I'm some Svengali putting these poisonous ideas in your head. The fact of the matter is you've thought what you've thought all along but you've never heard it reflected in the media. And I came along in 1988 -- '91 in your case -- and you heard it, and it gave you some confidence. And so you built on it, and I appreciate it, I really appreciate your kind words.
CALLER: And I'll tell you what, I want to now encourage you by letting you know that I'm a science teacher. I teach seventh grade science in upstate New York, and I am teaching my students to reject science by consensus. I'm trying to teach them to be conscientious consumers of science. I'm trying to get them to understand that science is about inquiry, it's about asking questions. Even things that the books have been closed, even those truths can be questioned and can be asked about. I tell them that just because everyone agrees that global warming is occurring, including all of the teachers they've had leading up to them arriving in my class, they're probably nice people, and they mean well, but they only teach what they think is true, and they never go back and verify the facts. It's similar to teachers teaching that blood in veins is blue and blood in arteries is red. The fact is that blood in your body is never blue, and yet teachers who teach that, they're not bad people, they just don't bother to verify the facts. And so I want to encourage you by telling you that I'm turning to your work to teach others in public schools. And it's a battle, kind of a voice crying in the wilderness but --
RUSH: We're starting to losing your cell connection. I really appreciate the comments. Two reactions. I don't have kids, that's probably the reason. I have never heard before just now that anybody has taught that there's blue blood in the human body. You've gotta be kidding me. (interruption) You two were taught that there's blue blood and that's why veins are blue, because the blood in there is blue? What course, what class, what science taught you this? Brian, were you paying attention? Were you taught that there's blue blood? Not the characteristics and attitudes -- (interruption) I wasn't either. Never taught about blue blood. Okay, did you go to high school in Pittsburgh? Florida. Where did you go? In New York. Okay. Well, that's a new one. I've not heard that. They don't teach that anymore, do they? No, they do teach. No, they indoctrinate. But okay, never heard that. This is a first.
The second thing is -- and I realize here what old Doug was doing. Doug was trying to sound reasonable when he said, "The people teaching that blood's blue, nice people, they got the best of intentions." That's where I kind of draw a line. I think some of the people teaching gunk in science do not have good intentions. This good intentions business is a vicious cycle and a bottomless pit, it's a sewer. I was told a story once, I guess I'm never gonna forget this. It's always gonna be an example I cite. A teacher here in South Florida, history teacher, did not teach history. They just did current events analysis in class every day. They did nothing but promote liberalism and the Democrat Party, beat up on George Bush every day.
When it came time for a test she gave the students the answers to the test. The questions had never been discussed. The course had never been about history. The students got great grades. Who knew? Everybody thought the teacher was doing a bang-up job. The only reason I know about this is because one of the parents' kids came home and told her, but the parent didn't do anything about it because it might run the risk of creating friction, causing damage or harm grade-wise to the kid, to the child. So just let it go and try to correct it at home. I don't believe there are good intentions behind this. I think that there are evil intentions behind doing this kind of thing. It certainly isn't education. These global warming people, these are not people pure as the wind-driven snow. These are driven activists who have no tolerance for anything other than the propaganda that they're teaching.
RUSH: What did you just say to me, Mr. Snerdley? Don't tell me that. Snerdley's trying to make me believe that today is the first day that he learned that there isn't any blue blood. Oh, you're still maintaining that it is blue? 'Cause that's what -- (interruption) Oh, you don't know. Now you're confused. You were taught there was blue blood, and you're looking and you see a blue vein. Do you know why the vein is blue? You want to know why? Well, I'll give you a little hint. It's not 'cause the blood is. The veins are whiter than arteries. They're whitish in color. But because blood is dark and skin diffuses light, the veins look blue.
Have you ever looked at the ocean? Mr. Snerdley, what color is the ocean? What color is the water? Blue? Green? Right. Okay. The color of the ocean in Florida can be blue or green, various different shades, right? So that's the color of the water, right? Okay, I want you to do something. Next time you're at the ocean, I want you to take a glass with you and then I want you to dip the glass into the ocean and fill the glass with water from the ocean. Make sure it's a clear glass. I want you to tell me what color the water is in the glass. I will guarantee you the water will not be blue or green unless there are organisms in it. The water is clear.
Have you ever noticed that on an overcast day the ocean looks sort of a slate gray, a dark gray? Wonder why that is. Have you ever noticed that on a clear day with lots of blue sky and the sun up there that the ocean looks blue or various shades of blue? And the deeper the ocean, the darker the blue. Wonder why that is. I want you to hire a scuba diver and I want you to tell him to take a glass down to 300 feet and get some water from 300 feet, bring it back up to you and show you, so you can see what color it is.
What color is the sky at night? Is it blue? It's dark black. Exactly right. Have you seen pictures of the sky from the International Space Station? I mean the sky is everything up there, right? The sky is the universe. In the daytime what we see is blue, if there aren't any clouds. But then the sky at sunrise and at sunset, there are parts of the sky that look orange. Wonder why that is? Yeah, next they're asking me, is the grass green. The grass is green because of chloroform. Okay? (interruption) What was that question? Is Obama black? You know, I would rather answer the question is Romney's blood blue. Is Elizabeth Warren Cherokee? And if not, why not? You really believe that blood was blue?
RUSH: Here we got Redmond in Miami. Great to have you on the EIB Network, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. Just called to set the physiologic record straight for you as a heart surgeon in Miami.
RUSH: Oh. A heart surgeon. Okay.
CALLER: So, Rush, we operate on blue babies every day in Miami, and it doesn't matter what color they are when they start 'cause we take care of everybody. They could be red, orange, yellow, blue, indigo, violet, or black, and we're gonna try and save their lives. And I can tell you, every one of them has red blood.
RUSH: There you have it. Snerdley didn't believe me, but he's gotta believe you because you're a heart surgeon.
RUSH: See. I was right. And we have it confirmed now from a heart surgeon. What is a blue baby?
CALLER: Well, blue babies get their, as you said, their dark red blood gets filtered by their surface skin. It's sort of an artifice. It's an illusion.
CALLER: Blueness, that blueness is an illusion. And it does change the dark red into a bluish tinge, and that's what the parents see, and we tell them, you know, your baby's blue skin color will change.
CALLER: But their blood is dark red.
RUSH: Like everybody's is.
CALLER: Well, you know, if you're really healthy, your blood is bright red. And it's beautiful --
CALLER: -- when we see it.
CALLER: And when they're really sick and they're really not doing well, it's dark blue, and our goal is to go in there and change that for those families and increase the oxygen level.
RUSH: Redmond, thank you so much for the call. I appreciate it.
CALLER: No problem.
RUSH: There you have it confirmed, folks. No blue blood in anyone. See how you were lied to in science? Snerdley and Dawn were both lied to.