Why Can't Apple and Samsung Compromise?
RUSH: Apple and Samsung are suing each other for everything. Apple uses Samsung products in the iPads, in the iPhones, but they compete in the iPhone market, the cell phone market, they compete in a lot of places. Despite their cooperation, they're suing each other for everything, and so yesterday the CEOs, Monday and Tuesday, CEOs of Apple, Samsung, got together, try to hash it out and prevent a trial starting later in June or July.
"In a surprise to almost no one following the case, Samsung and Apple are not any closer to an agreement to stop suing each other following a rare face-to-face session in San Francisco on Monday and Tuesday between the two companies’ CEOs. There is still no resolution to the ongoing legal battle over the design of Apple and Samsung mobile products." What happened to compromise? What happened to getting along? I mean we expect it of our government. We expect Republicans and Democrats to compromise. We got an entire business industry, the political consultant industry is based on the notion that they can get their candidates elected among independents who it is said demand compromise. This compromise business, all these demands that are placed on the American political system never happen anywhere else, either.
Apple and Samsung both believe they're right. They got together, they hashed it out. They had dialogue. They talked. They did everything we're supposed to do. We're supposed to sit down with our enemies, and we're supposed to hash it out. Apple and Samsung CEOs did it. Guess what? Still hate each other. Still threatening to wipe each other out. They're gonna go to court. They're suing each other for everything. Bye-bye compromise.
An Impossible US Open Golf Course
RUSH: Over the weekend I was out in California, and yesterday our group played the US Open course, Olympic Club, San Francisco. Every other year a bunch of friends of mine who have adopted the Boys & Girls Clubs of America as their number one charity, among them Tom Fazio, premiere golf course designer, but there are a lot of them. They're really good friends and they set this all up. They make this possible for the donors who pay a certain amount of money to be able to play the Open course as it's set up for the Open.
This year it's in San Francisco at the Olympic Club. And I'm just gonna tell you, folks, if every day on the golf course was like this, I'd quit. I would not play the game. It's impossible. The fairways were 20, 25 yards wide. You lose the ball in the first cut of rough. Well, second cut. This course is like trying to climb Mt. Everest in parts, it's that hilly. I'm gonna be watching this US Open with profound interest. We played 6500 yards. We played the white tees. The tips, this thing is gonna be 72, 7300 yards. I don't see how it's gonna be possible for the champion to come in under par on this golf course.
Now, they did not have the greens rolling fast yesterday, which kind of screwed a lot of us up. We thought the greens would have been 12 or 13, 14 on the stimpmeter, and they weren't. They were running rather slow. So that's the only thing that wasn't set up as it will be for the Open. But the rest of the course -- (interruption) yeah, they just cut the grass real short and they roll 'em. They get this giant rollers out there and they make 'em like glass. That's what they do to the greens. They just make 'em like glass and you can't stop the ball on them. The course reminded me when I played Bethpage Black in this same charity outing some years. Bethpage Black, the longest golf course I'd ever played, 205-yard carries just to carry the rough, to get to the first cut of rough, 205-yard carry off the tee. Well, I can carry it 205 yards, but not if I miss-hit it. Anyway, it's gonna be fascinating to watch.
It was a great time, but man. Man, oh, man. If every golf course was set up like this... This golf course I think would be impossible whether playing an Open on it or not. This course is so hilly my golf cart stopped on me twice going up a hill, just refused to go anymore. Started wheezing and puttered out. The caddy had to get behind and push the golf cart up the hill, straight up.
Pakistani Doctor Who Helped in Bin Laden Raid Convicted of Treason
RUSH: The Pakistani doctor who helped in the Osama Bin Laden raid. He helped us, a Pakistani doctor. The Pakistanis say they didn't know that Osama was where he was. They didn't know Bin Laden was in that luxurious hideout mere meters from a military installation. They had no idea he was there for all those years. So a Pakistani doctor who helped us find Bin Laden has been convicted of treason. This guy, this doctor, I don't know who his lawyer was, but he obviously wasn't very good.
He shoulda called Obama as a witness.
This doctor's lawyer had a perfect argument. He coulda said, "Your Honor, this man -- my client, the doctor -- is clearly innocent! He had nothing to do with capturing brother Osama Bin Laden. The infidel American President Barack Obama singlehandedly found and captured brother Osama, peace be upon him. The president of the United States, Barack Obama, is taking credit for finding and getting rid of Bin Laden. How can you convict my client?"
That would have been the perfect defense.
Man Arrested for Drunk Driving with Zebra and Parrot
RUSH: How about this headline? "Man Arrested for Drunk Driving While His Pet ZEBRA and MACAW Were in the Passenger's Seat." You saw this? It's the Daily Mail, UK Daily Mail. The story is out of Iowa. "A [drunk]-driving arrest turned into an animal affair when two of the passengers that an intoxicated motorist was putting in harm's way was his pet zebra and macaw." Parrot for those of you in Rio Linda. "Police made the unusual arrest when a passerby reported seeing a zebra and a macaw sitting in a pick up truck parked outside the Doghouse Bar and Lounge in Ankeny, just outside Des Moines."
You don't get to read stuff like that very much.
In all of my years, I have never had a story where I can tell you that a guy was drunk driving and was stopped because he had a zebra and a parrot in the front seat of his pickup truck, outside the Doghouse Bar and Lounge near Des Moines, Iowa. And there's a picture of the guy. And believe me, he looks exactly like you would think this guy would. He's a longhaired, maggot-infested, dope-smoking FM type. And there's a picture of the zebra sitting in the front seat of the pickup truck and the parrot. There's no indication which way this guy votes, but we could probably make a guess.
Olympic Athlete is a Virgin
RUSH: Headline: "Olympic Athlete Says She’s a Virgin." Her name is Lori "Lolo" Jones. "The schedule of an Olympic contender doesn’t exactly allow for a lot of dating. That’s why 29-year-old track and field star Lori 'Lolo' Jones has yet to find a boyfriend and is still a virgin." Can you believe this is a story? It's a story. ABC found a virgin.
"In an interview airing [last night] Jones tells HBO’s 'Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel' that she has yet to have sex because it’s 'a gift I want to give my husband,' and despite her hardest efforts, she hasn’t been able to find any contenders. Jones first announced she was a virgin on Twitter. 'I’ve been tempted,' she tells Gumbel. 'I’ve had guys tell me … "Hey, you know, if you have sex, it’ll help you run faster."' Her response: 'If you marry me, then yeah.'
"'This journey has been hard,' she adds. 'It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. Harder than training for the Olympics. Harder than studying for college has been staying a virgin before marriage.'"
You know, I once got in trouble. My very first radio job, I had to be 18, might have been 17, I mighta still been in high school. I might get in trouble for repeating today what I did then. In my hometown, there is a university, Southeast Missouri State University, and they have the big administration building, the big building on campus called Academic Hall. And on top of Academic Hall is a dome. And on top of the dome is a light. And I noticed once that the light was off. I asked somebody, "What does that mean?" They said, "There's no more virgins left on campus when the light goes off." So I happened to mention that, and it's a town of -- (laughing) -- 25,000 people. It's the first time I got in trouble on the radio. It was all because of making a joke about virgins on campus. But it's amazing, they found a virgin in America. And she's on the Olympic team.
NY Congressional Candidate Embraces Rush
RUSH: I just saw this. I just printed it out. I'm gonna read it. "New York GOP Congressional Candidate Embraces Limbaugh Despite Recent Controversies." The Limbaugh Rule invoked in New York. Anyway, I'll get the details in just a second. I don't know what that's about. I just now got the e-mail. It's obviously a courageous Republican.
Bozell: Media Buries Catholic Lawsuit Against Obama
RUSH: Brent Bozell has been running the Media Research Center for 25 years. The Media Research Center is an organization that documents not just the bias of the left-wing media, mainstream media, but virtually every characteristic and example of unfairness, bias, agenda movement, whatever it is. There's nobody better at what they do than Bozell and the Media Research Center.
Now, when the president of the United States closes speeches with "God bless America and God bless the United States," what does that mean, if we have no religious freedom? What does it mean when a president who doesn't believe in religious freedom says "God bless America, God bless the United States of America"? Bozell has written a column about this. Let me read to you portions of it.
"You'd think the largest legal action in American history in defense of religious liberty would be a major news story. But ABC, CBS and NBC don't judge news events by their inherent importance as relates to the future of our freedoms. They deliver the news according to a simple formula: Does it or doesn't it advance the re-election of Barack Obama? If it doesn't, it isn't news. On May 21, 43 Catholic dioceses and organizations sued the Obama administration over its ridiculously narrow idea of how a 'religious institution' can be defined under the Obamacare law. Never has the Catholic Church -- or any order, for that matter -- undertaken something of this magnitude.
"It's truly jaw-dropping that ABC and NBC completely ignored this action on their evening newscasts, while 'CBS Evening News' devoted just 19 seconds to this historic event. No, let's be blunt: They spiked the news. This is," writes Bozell, "the worst example of shameless bias by omission I have seen in the quarter-century history of the Media Research Center. We recall the Chinese Communists withholding from its citizenry for 20 years the news that the US had landed on the moon because it reflected poorly on their government. Never, never would the US 'news' media behave thusly -- they just did.
"This is not an honest mistake. It was not an editorial oversight by the broadcast networks. It did not occur too late for the evening deadline. This was a deliberate and insidious withholding of national news to protect the 'Chosen One' who ABC, CBS and NBC have worked so hard to elect and for whom they are now abusing their journalistic influence. Even when CBS mentioned the suit -- ever so briefly -- like so many others, they deliberately distorted the issue by framing it as a contraception lawsuit when it is a much broader religious freedom issue -- and they know it. This should be seen as a very dark cloud on Obama's political horizon.
"The Catholic Church, with 60 million Americans describing themselves as Catholic, has unleashed legal Armageddon on the administration, promising 'we will not comply' with a health law that strips Catholics of their religious liberty. If this isn't 'news,' then there's no such thing as news. This should be leading newscasts and the subject of special, in-depth reports. So what trumped this story?" What took its place? "ABC led their evening broadcast and devoted an incredible 3 minutes and 30 seconds to the sentencing of the Rutgers student who spied on his gay roommate with a web camera. NBC aired an entire story on a lunar eclipse.
"Both CBS and NBC devoted their first 3 minutes and 30 seconds to prostate-cancer screening. Catholic taxpayers who help fund National Public Radio were also ignored on the evening newscast with that sad joke of a title -- 'All Things Considered.' ... The print press isn't much better. For the Washington Post, there was a little one-column story buried on page A6. That fish wrap known as USA Today had a really tiny headline and 128-word item at the very bottom of A2. The New York Times had a perfunctory 419-word dispatch on page A17. Two pages later, the Times defined as 'news' what it prefers to report on Catholics: '2 Philadelphia Priests Punished in Sexual Abuse Cases.'
"The paper noted one priest has been suspended from ministry for two years and the other had been placed on leave in December based on abuse that occurred about 40 years ago. This wasn't really 'news' as a current matter, but this is always and everywhere the bigoted narrative the Times prefers to perpetuate. Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, the head of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops used the word 'horror' to describe what Team Obama is mandating. On the only broadcast show to give him coverage, CBS 'This Morning' anchor Charlie Rose asked Dolan if the White House misled him on this issue.
"Dolan began by saying he hesitated to question the president's sincerity -- even though anyone who heard Obama's 2009 commencement speech at Notre Dame about 'honoring the conscience' of his opponents on abortion has proven he is completely insincere. The cardinal said, 'I worry, Charlie, that members of his administration might not particularly understand our horror at the restrictive nature of this exemption that they're giving us, that for the first time that we can remember, a bureau of the federal government seems to be radically intruding into the internal definition of what a church is. We can't seem to get that across.' He's not finding much help getting anything across from those supposed 'mediators' of the national press corps."
And Bozell's exactly right about this. This is a huge story. Forty-three Catholic diocese and organizations sue the regime over Obamacare over religious freedom, the First Amendment. It's unprecedented. And nary a mention on most of the networks. It's a great illustration, folks, of not just the bias, but something else about the news. It's what they don't report that is oftentimes as instructive about what it is do as what they do report and how.
Citigroup Predicts Little Growth for Rest of Year
RUSH: Citigroup has just issued its new economic forecast for the rest of the year. They predict economic growth of 1.7%. Isn't that wonderful? Citigroup. They're in the business of knowing.
RUSH: This is from the New York Post. It's about Mayor Doomberg. The mayor of New York, Mike Doomberg, says he's got a plan to save cities. Mayor Doomberg yesterday "suggested that the federal government 'deliberately force' large municipalities," that would be "cities" for those of you in Rio Linda. You're not one. "Mayor Doomberg yesterday "suggested that the federal government 'deliberately force' large municipalities to take in immigrants as the only hope for salvaging their battered economies."
For those of you who live in New York City, that is the solution to your economic woes, according to your mayor: Having the federal government deliberately force large cities to take in immigrants. That's the only hope for salvaging battered economies. Doomberg "was joined on the panel by Mexican billionaire Ricardo Salinas, whose company helped underwrite the research" that this idea was based on. Doomberg said, "I would argue the federal government should go one step further.
"They should deliberately force some places that don’t want immigrants to take them, because that’s the only solution for these big, hollowed-out cities where industry has left and is never going to come back unless you get some people to move there." Now, Doomberg is talking here about illegal aliens. That's what he's talking about. Doomberg, at the same time, has been blasting Obama for deporting illegal aliens. So the Mayor of New York City thinks the only way to get these industries back who are leaving is not lower their taxes, and not making a more productive business environment.