School in Lockdown Over Mercury Thermometer
RUSH: Let me ask you a question. When you were in junior high or high school, in science class, did you ever break a thermometer to play with mercury to see what it would do once you got it out? Well, we did all the time. Mercury is heavy. We played with mercury all the time. In high school, we'd take a thermometer in and we'd break it. Yeah, we had thermometers. Ha-ha-ha. Yes, and we had mercury thermometers.
Yeah. You could watch the mercury go up and down according to whether or not you had a fever. It was silver. It was silver. The mercury was silver. Anyway from Florida here: "Seminole High School Locked Down After Student Brings Mercury-Filled Thermometer to Class for Chemistry Project -- A chemistry project caused a big problem at Pinellas' Seminole High School Tuesday morning.
"The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says students were given an assignment to bring in a substance from the Periodic Table of Elements. One student brought in mercury -- contained within a thermometer -- and the school went into lockdown." Now, excuse me. Do not compact fluorescent light bulbs have mercury in them? And excuse me, but if one of those things breaks, do you not have to call hazmat to come clean it up?
The compact fluorescent has replaced the incandescent because it's destroying the planet. People that vote for Obama, and entrepreneurs in California, believe that crap, too. So a kid brings in a mercury thermometer, and they lock down the school, for crying out loud. "Deputies say the thermometer was discovered as the substances were checked before going through the school. No one was put in harm's way, but a hazmat crew was there as a precaution."
I do not believe this!
No wonder we're raising a nation of wusses!
We lock down a school because of mercury?
Maybe Bob Costas will give us a commentary during halftime of the football game Sunday night. For crying out loud, this is just unreal.
Woman Files False Rape Claim Because She Didn't Enjoy the Sex
RUSH: Get this! "Woman Files False Rape Claim Because She Didn't Enjoy the Sex." Oh, that got everybody's attention. It's out of Clarksville, Tennessee. "A Clarksville woman has been charged after coming clean to the cops and admitting she lied about being raped." Now, wait. The feminists have taught us that women don't lie about that, right? And that kids don't lie about it, either.
Kids don't lie about abuse, and women don't lie about rape. "Police said Lynette Lee..." And there's a picture of Lynette Lee here, and it just makes you wonder about the whole story. But leave that aside. "Police said Lynette Lee admitted to a Clarksville detective last week the rape claim she had made earlier in the month was false. She said she had only made the claim because she did not enjoy the date.
"On November 23, Lee had told police that after meeting up with a man she met online at Meetme.com, she and the man had gone back to a hotel together. According to a report, Lee said once at the hotel the man removed her clothes and, despite her protests, had sex with her." That would be rape. "The suspect in the case was called in by Clarksville police and told officers he and Lee had been out on a date and engaged in consensual sex.
"During a second interview with police on November 27, Lee told the detective she wanted to drop the entire case because it was a lie. Police said Lee told them she had lied about the incident 'because she did not enjoy it and it was bad.'" Well, they had sex, so she said: I called it rape 'cause I "did not enjoy" the sex.
"Police charged her with filing a false report. Bond was set at $2,000." You ever heard of that? I never heard of this one, either. Guys, I'm telling you, be on the lookout for this. So now if a woman agrees to have sex with you, and she doesn't like it, you could be charged with rape depending on what else happens during the evening of bliss.
Church Cancels Charlie Brown Christmas Show Because It was Too Religious
RUSH: "A Little Rock church has cancelled a student matinee performance of Merry Christmas Charlie Brown after critics complained..." Remember, now, this is a Little Rock Church. It "has cancelled a student matinee performance of Merry Christmas Charlie Brown after critics complained the show was too religious and therefore violated the Establishment Clause of the US Constitution.
"'It is not our desire to put hard-working, sacrificial teachers and cast members in harm's way,' said Happy Caldwell, pastor of Agape Church, in a statement to Fox News. 'While we regret the loss of students who will not get this particular opportunity right now, we have taken the school matinees off the table.' The cancellation came as the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers," Arkansas Society of Freethinkers! "told television station KATV they had received legal advice on pursuing a possible lawsuit against the Little Rock School District."
Now, didn't this country just finish getting hysterical about Big Bird? Didn't this country just go nuts defending Big Bird? Romney, after killing his dog and that guy's wife, then wanted to kill Big Bird, right? So we couldn't have that. Okay, then I want to get hysterical defending Charlie Brown. This little church and a pastor named Happy canceled a performance.
He cancelled a matinee for public schoolchildren, who apparently will be interminably, negatively affected by the thinly veiled Christian message in Charlie Brown. Now, we've had stories like this for 25 the years. And every time we sat here and laughed at it. We chuckled at it. "Well, what a bunch of kooks and idiots." Do you realize they are the majority now? These are the kinds of people that show up now and vote!
This is the low-information voter that determines presidential elections, apparently.
Now there's a group of little kids that think Charlie Brown is too religious. They're gonna grow up believing this. This stuff is cumulative, and it happens on top of itself. And all these years we thought it was pretty much laughable and unique, not very commonplace or widespread. We'd laugh at it. In fact, it's all over the place, stuff like this. It is literally all over. This kind of pollution and corruption of innocence is all over the place in the public education system and now even in some churches.
You want to say, "Rush, they're not the majority. They're just a tiny little minority, and they're bulldozing us." They may as well be the majority then! Let me start again. "Rush, you may think they're the majority, but they're not. It's just one wacko parent in Little Rock." Yeah, well, one wacko parent intimidated everybody. They may as well be the majority.
All they gotta do is threaten lawsuit and everybody shuts up.
Nobody stands for what they believe in anymore.
They let the malcontents run away with everything.