Social Jet Lag: Waking Up to Alarm Makes You Fat
RUSH: "Are you socially jet-lagged? ... And the evidence that social jet-lag might be a major factor driving obesity keeps mounting." Do you remember that phrase "Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy and wealthy and wise"? Whatever happened to that? Now there is this social jet-lag. "If you need an alarm clock to wake up, then you probably are" socially jet-lagged. "The term, coined by Till Roenneberg, a chronobiologist at Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, refers to what happens when your internal body clock wants you to stay asleep but your external social clock wants you to wake up.
"By getting up with our alarms all week and sleeping late on the weekends, it’s like sending our body clock to the West Coast and dragging it back East Monday morning. The result, says Roenneberg, is that 'there are people who, caught in a cycle of sleep loss and oversleeping, hardly ever get a normal night’s sleep at all.'" So here you have it. It's Newsweek; it's gonna be in other places. So how many people, in a couple of weeks, are going to believe this social jet-lag, that that's the excuse for obesity.
By the way, I don't have an alarm clock. I don't need one. I have a cat.
This morning, four o'clock, cat starts head-butting me -- I mean, mean head-butting, hard stuff. She's a little cat, eight pound Punkin. I open my eyes and it's dark, and I look at the clock and I say, "What the hell is this?" Normally I get head-butted at the first sign of light and that's the signal that the cat either thinks I ought to get up or wants to eat. I said, "What could this be?" So I panicked. You know, I can't hear. I think, "Is an alarm going off? Is something happened here?" So I bolted out of bed, I put on my cochlear implant, and I walked all around trying to figure out if something was wrong.
I was listening for an alarm, smelling if there was smoke. There wasn't. You know what it was? Well, I didn't know what it was at the time. Both cat bowls were full. I said, "Well, you know, maybe the cat doesn't like it." So I opened a third bag of food. I threw out one bowl, replaced it with the third bag, and the cat started eating it. So I got awakened at four AM with head-butts from a cat so the cat could eat. And I went back to sleep and damned if she didn't head-butt me again at first light!
So (sigh), I don't need an alarm clock.
I have an alarm cat.
Hey, here's a question for you: Are people on welfare fat because they suffer from "social justice jet-lag"? We have learned today that obesity is caused by "social jet-lag," and that is: If you need an alarm clock to wake you up, you are suffering social jet-lag and your body clock is all out of whack, and you are gonna get fat. That's in Newsweek. What about fat welfare people? Social justice jet-lag.
Moochelle Sponsors All-Female Submarine
RUSH: Michelle Obama is the sponsor of the Navy's first submarine with an all-female crew. Not kidding. Michelle Obama is sponsoring the USS Illinois, the first Navy marine to be staffed by an all-female crew. No seamen on board. I am not making this up: The first US submarine without seamen. And Michelle Obama is sponsoring it. It's the USS Illinois. It has an all-female crew, but again we were on the cutting edge here. Years ago we suggested the All-American First Cavalry Amazon Battalion. Now the Navy has finally gotten around to implementing it with Moochelle in charge.
New South Beach Diet
RUSH: Dawn had not heard of the new South Beach Diet until this morning. Snerdley was in there explaining it to her. She had no idea. Now, I don't know. How do you miss this story? The new South Beach Diet is very simple. You go get some bath salts, and you start smelling 'em or you do something with 'em. Then you go out and find a homeless guy and start eating his face. And then the cops come and tell you to stop. And you growl at them, and don't stop. You keep eating the homeless guy's face.
Then they shoot you, and you're dead.
Now, I don't know this guy that was employing the latest South Beach Diet. I don't know what his sleep schedule was. But clearly... First they thought it was a bad LSD trip. Now it's bath salts. I gotta tell you: In Realville, folks, we don't know about stuff like this. So when I first heard about frog licking... I forget the story now, but this was in the early nineties. Some guy... (interruption) Toad licking? No, that was the Arkansas toe sucker.
That was not Clinton. There was a different guy in Arkansas, the toe sucker. It was in Colorado. Somebody was licking toads. And the reason for it was that the toad emits some sort of a hallucinogenic drug, secretes a hallucinogenic drug when you lick it. That's all well and good, but my first question is: Who would think of licking a frog? What kind of person do you have to be that the first thing you think when you see a frog is, "I think I'm gonna lick that sucker!"
See in Realville this stuff is... We don't know about this. We would never think of sniffing salts. We wouldn't use bath salts in the first place in Realville, much less find a way to sniff them. But that's what the excuse is for this guy down in Miami. Apparently this was really, really bad. It is. It's just a gory story. And it rendered this guy practically inhuman. Growling like an animal, refusing cops' orders to stop and so forth, and they said it was bath salts. Who knew?
Calypso Louie on "White Mexicans"
RUSH: Calypso Louie. Louis Farrakhan says it's, "'Sad That Mexico Lost California, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico' Through American 'Trickery;'" but he said payback is coming, because, "Soon Whites 'Will Be the Minority' In the Country They 'Took' -- The day before Memorial Day, Nation of Islam leader [Calypso] Louis Farrakhan lamented that Mexico had lost territory to America due to the Mexican-American War and disparaged American military action around the globe.'"
He was "in San Diego [speaking to] a partially Hispanic audience. [He] began by disparaging 'White Mexicans' of Spanish decent before announcing that 'Africans were in that part of the World [Mexico] maybe before [Mexicans] got there.'" Did you know that, that there were blacks in Mexico before the Mexicans got there? Of course there were no Mexicans. It was the Spaniards. Then Minister Farrakhan "lamented that illegal Mexicans are called 'aliens' and declared that Americans 'ought to be praising the Mexicans because we living on land that was once theirs.'"
And that's when he "went on to declare that he was 'sad that Mexico lost California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado' after the Mexican-American War 'trickery.'" Then he said it's payback time because "white people will soon 'be the minority in their own country that they took from the native people.'" Now, we sit here and we laugh at this stuff, but we're talking about somebody's got a sizeable audience. We're talking about somebody that wields a fair amount of influence within his community.
Yeah, we've had our share of fun with Minister Farrakhan, and we've laughed at him, but this is serious stuff.
Study: Climate Skeptics Have More Knowledge
RUSH: Global warming skeptics. This is a study. It's in a magazine called Nature Climate Change. They did a study, published it Sunday, and found that people who are not that worried about the effects of global warming have a higher level of scientific knowledge than the advocates. People like me have more scientific knowledge than the average advocate of global warming. And this publication, by the way, is not some secret right-wing think tank publication.
NYC Taxes Drive Away 3.4 Million Residents in Ten Years
RUSH: New York state has lost 3.4 million residents in ten years. Taxes. Three-point-four million residents. I, El Rushbo, am one of them. We'll have details tomorrow.