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GE's PC Olympics

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RUSH: Did you see, Saudi Arabia has allowed two women to be on the Olympic team, and one of them, I think, competes in judo.  And the Saudis told the Olympic committee, the IOC, the International Olympic Committee, you must let our female judo competitor wear a hijab, a head scarf.  And the IOC relented.  It is not allowed in judo because it could end up being used as a weapon for choking, for example. But they relented, and they're letting the Saudi babe, err, woman, wear her hijab because it's required that her head be covered in public.  I kid you not.  They did relent.  I don't know when the competition is.  I haven't checked.  I have all that stuff available on my iOS devices.  I haven't looked when judo is.  But it kind of boggles the mind, the fear that exists and the resulting political correctness.

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RUSH: Here's Pat, Dix Hills, New York.  You're next on the EIB Network.  Hi.

CALLER:  Hello, Rush.  Thank you so much for taking this call.

RUSH:  You're welcome.

CALLER:  I have been watching the Olympics on NBC, and GE has a very wonderful commercial about neonatal equipment that was used in the United States in a hospital I believe in Maryland, and the hospital, when they upgraded their equipment, donated the equipment to a neonatal unit in East London.

RUSH:  Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. 

CALLER:  (laughing)

RUSH:  Wait a minute, now.  We just had an opening ceremony that highlighted the National Health Service as one of the most noteworthy achievements ever in the UK.

CALLER:  And they should have had a thank you card to the people of the United States.

RUSH:  And you saw an ad where GE is giving used neonatal care devices to the British?

CALLER:  Yes.

RUSH:  Fascinating.

CALLER:  Yes, it is.

RUSH:  Absolutely fascinating. So they take our hand-me-downs?

CALLER:  Yes.

RUSH:  And then they throw ceremonies to themselves.

CALLER:  That's correct.

RUSH:  You know, General Electric still owns 49% of NBC.  Comcast owns 51%.  So GE, it's kind of like they're paying themselves.  GE's the leading sponsor of the Olympics, then they paid for the rights.  They paid 49% of $1.2 billion.  I wonder if that means they couldn't sell it to anybody else and they had to go --

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