Will Facebook Need a Bailout?
RUSH: The Facebook IPO is underway. It opened to 38 bucks. There were so many trades to start out, they got delayed. Then it shot up to like 43 or 44. And then it started falling. Now it's at 39.64. Opened at 38, it's at 39.64. I have a bad feeling about this. I hope the Fed doesn't have to go in and bail out Facebook at the end of the day.
Fox News Analyst Accused of Affair with Reverend Jackson
RUSH: You people that watch Fox, does the name Tamara Holder ring a bell? She is an occasional guest on Fox. She's out of Chicago. She's a Fox News contributor. I think she's a lib, and she's always on there to defend the lib side of whatever's being questioned. I don't know if she's just a lawyer or just a political strategist as they say. Whatever, she's now accused -- this is by Cliff Kincaid from Accuracy in Media. "Tamara Holder, a Fox News contributor, is accused of having an affair with Jesse Jackson, Sr. in a lawsuit that alleges the illegal use of a gay Jackson employee to facilitate the relationship. The accuser, Tommy R. Bennett, was Jackson’s personal travel assistant and ran the legal clinic at Jackson’s organization, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. He says he was eventually fired for protesting his treatment by Jackson and other PUSH employees and is seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages."
And the suit claims that Tamara Holder, "a pundit and criminal defense attorney who claims she 'single-handedly' founded what she calls 'a pro bono legal clinic at Rev. Jesse L. Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition.'" Anyway, there's more to this but I've got a time constraint problem here. But that's a weird sounding -- "the illegal use of a gay Jackson employee." Wow.
RUSH: Tamara Holder, Fox News contributor, lawyer -- yep -- accused of having an affair with Jesse Jackson in a lawsuit that, quote, "alleges the illegal use of a gay Jackson employee to facilitate the relationship." What in the world does that mean?
RUSH: Well, seriously. So much racism out there, where does he find the time to bed these babes? Of course we're assuming there's a bed involved, but -- (interruption) no, no, no. This is not the woman that had the baby. This is Tamara Holder. You know what she was? She was a pardon attorney. She specialized in getting pardons from Blagojevich. That's why Jackson hired her. We've been doing some research here, folks. She's a pardon attorney, and that's how the Reverend Jackson came across her. From her online law bio: Tamara founded www.xpunged.com, which is a Chicago based expungement practice that provides a second chance to those who have been convicted of expungable offenses under Illinois law. She also helps ex-offenders seek a governor's pardon for nonexpungable offenses. She's met privately with Governor Blagojevich on the issue of pardons. She was invited to work with the Reverend Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Monochrome Coalition.
RUSH: You have to indulge me here. I have to find out what this means. Is accused of having an affair with Jesse Jackson in a lawsuit that alleges the illegal use of a gay Jackson employee to facilitate the relationship. What would the legal use of a gay employee be? Cliff Kincaid wrote this. He obviously knows. The illegal use of a gay Jackson employee. "The accuser, Tommy Bennett, was Jackson's personal travel assistant," which means he got the girls their rooms. He ran the legal clinic. (interruption) Well, just like Tiger had a guy like that, got the girls their rooms. "He ran the legal clinic at Jackson’s organization, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. He says he was eventually fired for protesting his treatment by Jackson and other PUSH employees and is seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages.
"Holder has not responded to repeated requests for comment from Accuracy in Media, but Jackson’s press representative, Lauren Love, says the allegations are false and will be proven so. Bennett attorney Thomas V. Leverso says that Jackson and PUSH have been stonewalling a legal response for many months but that investigations and the case are moving forward. Leverso tells Accuracy in Media that witnesses have come forward to verify the allegations against Jackson.
"Bennett worked for Jackson for more than two years and was known as 'Aruba Tommy' on local Chicago radio station WVON. The lawsuit alleges that Bennett was subjected to 'humiliating tasks' because he was a homosexual, such as 'escorting women to his [Jackson’s] hotel room' --" Okay, now we're getting to the heart of this. Well, I guess if you're a gay guy, escorting paramours to your boss's room may be a little humiliating because you yourself are being used to provide the imprimatur of legitimacy here. In other words, the woman's not showing up on her own and knocking on the door; is being escorted there by Tommy Bennett. He's gay, so he's the escort for women, plural, to Jackson's hotel room, and then he was humiliated because he was "ordered to clean up after Jackson had sexual intercourse with them."
Now, that would be humiliating, you have to clean up the room after the deeds had taken place. (interruption) Well, because you can't have the maid do it. The maid does it, then the word gets out. So you gotta have somebody go in there and clean up before the maid comes in there to clean up. Yep. That's true.
"One of those women, the suit claims, was Tamara Holder, a pundit and criminal defense attorney who claims she 'single-handedly' founded what she calls 'a pro bono legal clinic at Rev. Jesse L. Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition.' A self-described Democrat, she appears regularly on Fox News to defend the Obama Administration and other prominent Democrats. 'Because of the Democratic Party’s deep Chicago roots, Tamara has worked closely with some of the City’s most prominent leaders." That's basically the nuts and bolts of the story.
So Tommy Bennett is suing because he had to escort the women to the room of the Reverend Jackson and then clean it up, get rid of the evidence and so forth before hotel employees, as in maids, showed up, and that one of the women was Tamara Holder. That's just amazing, the stuff that you learn doing this show. It's amazing the stuff that you learn listening to this program.
Occupy Idiots Show Up in Chicago to Demand Meeting with El Rushbo
RUSH: I just got an e-mail that has a web link in it to a site called Naked DC, guy named Seton Motley. You know, NATO has descended on Chicago. Apparently some Occupy Wall Street kids went to Chicago, and the point of Mr. Motley's post, he is of the generation of the Occupy Wall Street kids. He's embarrassed by them. He said they're absolutely blithering idiots, have no clue what they're doing. They showed up at an office building in Chicago yesterday to protest me, and they demanded that I come out and meet 'em. They wanted to get me thrown off the air and so forth. And one guy even tweeted pictures of the Occupy people with his message, he's got a picture saying, "Amassed outside Rush's office building."
Now, Mr. Motley points out that I don't live in Chicago. I don't live in three states near Chicago. Our offices are not in Chicago. Rush lives in Florida, and yet these idiots, somebody told them that I'm there in Chicago so they show up to protest. They are blithering idiots. It's a great example. All they know is what they're told by their rabid organizers. It's hilarious. Where they were was the building where WLS is, which is our Chicago affiliate, but I'm not there. I haven't been to WLS in years. But these clowns were convinced that that's where I was yesterday. So they show up to show me a thing or two. And, meanwhile, we were here where we always are, at the EIB Southern Command.
Recovery? Just 16 States Have Gained Jobs Under Obama
RUSH: Investors.com with a little editorial: "Recovery? Just 16 States Have Gained Jobs Under Obama." Sixteen of our 57 states. Obama on the campaign trail, 2008, said he had visited all but one of the 57 states. "No, he didn't, you're making it up." No, I'm not making it up, he said it. "Well, why didn't the media make a big deal?" Because they buried it, is why. Obama doesn't commit gaffes. Obama doesn't say stupid things. He does, I mean, but they don't report it.
But the truth is that, "Just 16 states have seen job growth since President Obama took office, according to state employment data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The remaining states have lost a combined 1.4 million jobs since January 2009." There you have a portion of the shrinking labor force, often called the labor force participation rate. "Even 34 months after the recession officially ended in June 2009," and do you believe that? Officially is a statistic. When you have two or more quarters of economic growth, then there's no recession. So the recession has been over, according to the regime, since 2009, and in the 34 months since then, "there are still 11 states that have fewer people working now than at the start of the recovery. Meanwhile, 20 states have unemployment rates at or above 8%, including nine with unemployment at 9% or higher."
So, yeah, let's reelect Obama. This is what he doesn't want discussed. This is why I firmly believe he's happy with everybody talking about some literary agent blurb that said he was born in Kenya. I think he's ecstatic for people to be talking about that. I think he's ecstatic for people to be talking about Reverend Wright. Because, folks, the things that he has proposed to fix our economy have failed miserably, and they continue to fail, and they will continue to fail because he's not going to change them. He wants to be reelected, and there's not one single reason to if you're interested in economic opportunity, if you are interested in economic growth.
If you are interested in finding a career, plus a job, Obama's not for you. None of that is growing. The opportunity for all of that is shrinking, because that opportunity exists in the private sector. And by private sector, I mean the basic economy, where most people go to work. Everything that's not government is the private sector. And the government sector is getting bigger. There are more bureaucracies. There are more entitlements. There are more people being hired. They don't produce anything. In fact, they don't have any money until people are taxed. The government doesn't have a dime 'til it takes it from somebody. The government doesn't produce anything. All government does is destroy wealth or redistribute it. They have to destroy it before they can redistribute it. By destroy it, I mean take it for themselves. Obama doesn't want anybody talking about that.
But if you want the traditional, good old American way of a career and advancement, entrepreneurial activity being rewarded, risk being applauded, Obama's not for you. If you want a country where success is rewarded, not punished, if you want a country where hard work and the resulting success from it are applauded and pointed to as almost the way you'd look at an individual who is an idol, if you want an economy that produces people that end up inspiring others to do great things, Obama's not for you. Because none of that is happening. I shouldn't say none of it, because there are hard workers that work to overcome whatever obstacles that government puts in their way. It's the great thing about this country. Every attempt to take aim at the successful, there are people who find a way around it. They work harder sometimes to stay up, to keep. But most people depend on those people for their opportunity. And there are simply fewer of those opportunities because of these people, and because of Obama. It's not complicated at all. The place where opportunity exists in this country is being shrunken by design and on purpose.
Another Guy Accuses John Travolta
RUSH: Yet another accuser has come forward, another guy has come forward with another accusation about John Travolta being an expert in the massage room.