Kate Middleton Burdened with Baby
RUSH: I just saw it last night, and I feel so bad for her, and I guess it was known during the program yesterday and I just totally missed it. Well, that poor princess, Kate Middleton, she is being punished with a baby. I mean, of all things, of all the unfortunate things. I don't know. And, you know, those people just can't run around and fix stuff like that. What a shame.
A Little Egypt Schadenfreude: Pharaoh Flees Palace
RUSH: Massive protests outside Morsi's house in Cairo, the home of the new president, the new dictator of Egypt, massive protests. And I'm sorry. I know, folks, I should not feel this way, but I have a little schadenfreude, I just do. I said, "Okay, look, you got what you voted for. You got what you said you wanted." You didn't like Mubarak, fine, he's gone, and you thought you were getting something else. The fact that you didn't know what you were voting on has led to this situation that you're in in Egypt. It's gonna happen here. I don't think massive protests; I don't know. But there are gonna be a lot of people, I don't know how long it's gonna take, but there will be people saying, "This is not what we thought we were voting for."
RUSH: The new pharaoh of Egypt has fled his palace. "Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi's palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, presidency sources said. Officers fired teargas at up to 10,000 demonstrators angered by Mursi's drive to hold a referendum on a new constitution on December 15th."
They are protesting like mad in front of his palace, and the guy splits the scene. He has fled. He's out of there. How's that Arab Spring working out for you people at the Weekly Standard?
Most New Yorkers Think Climate Change Caused Hurricane, Poll Finds
RUSH: CNN thought it was good enough to put on their website. And I guarantee you, while we sit here and act dismayed over this, there are people who are gonna eat this up. And there are a lot of them. We're gonna have to start realizing we cannot just slough this stuff off as the writings of a bunch of lunatics. We're outnumbered in some cases by people. Seventy percent of New Yorkers think global climate change caused the hurricane?
College Course Asks Students to Set Aside ‘American-ness,’ ‘Whiteness’
RUSH: Butler University is actually educating -- we laugh at it, we sit here and think nobody is gonna actually fall for this. They do. They have been. They're young skulls full of mush, and they're being indoctrinated. And so American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality, middle class status, all of that is taboo, not permitted. The mind-set of all those, not permitted. You're not allowed to think or write in those terms. You must, instead, communicate in this class, written and verbal, with inclusive terminology. Which means that American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality, and middle class status is not inclusive to this professorette, by definition.
CNN Blames Culture of 'Manliness' for Belcher Murder/Suicide
RUSH: CNN is blaming a culture of manliness for the Jovan Belcher murder/suicide. Kevin Powell had an op-ed, former Democrat congressional candidate in New York. He's a cast member of MTV's original season of The Real world. His column at CNN contends that it is America's culture of manliness, macho, that led Belcher to blow away his girlfriend and then kill himself. What does he say that the culture of manliness is? If somebody landed from Mars and they read this column, and they say, "What is this culture of manliness?" What would you say, Snerdley?
Rugged individual, masculine, take care of yourself, take no prisoners. No. According to Kevin Powell who wrote the piece, the culture of manliness is a culture of men hiding their emotions. It is homophobia. It is being macho. That's what the culture of manliness is. A guy who wants to make everybody think he's a real man is in truth a quivering mass of jelly who covers it up. He's a homophobe, and he covers it up. And he's a phony, fake, macho guy, probably has tattoos. Now, how many of you believe that the problem in America is the exact opposite, that there ain't enough manliness?
Do you think it's manly to shoot your girlfriend? A culture of manliness made this Belcher guy... what, because he plays football? What man murders the mother of his child? And what lamebrain believes that that is the culture that is causing problems in this country? This is part of this feminism 101. Men are predators. Men are jerks. Men are to be feared. Men are out of control. Men are crazy. Men are to be avoided, particularly when they're really trying to be men. That's what this guy is saying. The fact of the matter is, this guy Belcher didn't have any male role models. Culture of manliness? Would you call Jovan Belcher manly? Not marrying his girlfriend. Not caring enough about the child to murder the child's mother?
What, he did this because he's gay? That's what this guy Kevin Powell says. That's how absurd this is. But, you know what? Here's a guy that actually believes it
Carney Insults Boehner Proposal
RUSH: Jay Carney, the White House spokeskid, just called John Boehner's fiscal cliff proposal "magic beans and fairy dust." Now, Boehner's proposal is basically $800 billion of new "revenue" by closing "loopholes." And Obama said (impression), "Well, we can't close loopholes! Why, what would happen to charitable donations if we close loopholes?" See, everything he says that he wants to do, if it comes out of a Republican mouth, he's gonna oppose it.
Obama actually does want to eliminate the charitable deduction. That's... (interruption) Yes, he did! (interruption) Well, I don't know that Obama ever proposed it. It was always floated out there as a possibility. I don't think it was ever officially proposed, and I don't think it's been officially proposed now. However, Romney, as part of his campaign, did talk about raising revenue by closing loopholes and not raising rates.
The problem with that is that there are legitimate deductions -- lawful, legitimate tax deductions. They've all now been called "loopholes." I mean, we're losing the language debate every day. A legitimate tax deduction is not a loophole. But as far as these low-information voters know, it is.