Ahmadinejad Says Iran Has Bomb
RUSH: Have you heard, our good buddy, Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran has told the editor-in-chief of an Egyptian newspaper that Iran is now a nuclear state. For those of you in Rio Linda, that means they have nuclear power and they might have a bomb. And I think Ahmadinejad means they've got a bomb. What difference does it make now? You note that Ahmadinejad waited until Hillary left before he announced this. I mean, he's heard about her lockbox, the testicle lockbox. So he waits for Hillary to split to make this announcement.
We have nothing to worry about, folks. We do have Hillary gone, but we still have Obama and Biden and John Kerry and Chuck Hagel on the job. You can't help but feel safe with those guys standing watch over you. Besides, as Kerry, who is the secretary of state, Chuck Hagel -- you know I read today he's a shoo-in for confirmation despite that pathetic dismal performance at his confirmation hearings? I've heard that he's a shoo-in for secretary of defense. They've both said, "Hey, who are we to judge? Who are we to say some state can't have a nuclear weapon? What if somebody in the world told us we can't have one, what would we do to 'em?" Well, we'd probably apologize and give it away. (laughing)
But no, who are we to judge? It's Iran's right to pursue nuclear power. In fact, the general tenor of the whole Obama regime has been "better them than us." Look, if Obama wants to take our nuclear warheads down to zero, why shouldn't Iran ramp up? It will only make things even for all of the unfair advantages that we have had all of these years since our founding.
Kids Lose Fingers in Tug-of-War
RUSH: Folks, a couple of teenagers were playing tug-of-war, and they lost their fingers. Have you ever heard of anything like this? "A simple length of rope tore off the fingers of two teenagers during a schoolyard tug-of-war staged to boost campus spirit. The boy and girl had stable vital signs Tuesday after undergoing hours of surgery, but no information was disclosed on whether doctors reattached their fingers. Sheriff's Sgt. Jorge Marchena told The Associated Press the girl lost three fingers on one hand and two on another, while the boy lost four fingers from one hand," and they're trying to figure out -- honestly, they're trying to figure out how that happened. Why didn't they each lose the same number of fingers?
I kid you not. It says here, "The discrepancy could not immediately be resolved." I'm not kidding you. They're looking for fairness and equal distribution in the loss of fingers as they examine what happened. I'm not making this up. Sheriff's Sgt. Jorge Marchena told The Associated Press the girl lost three fingers on one hand and two on another, while the boy only lost four fingers from one hand but no fingers on the other hand. What happened? How come the girl lost fingers on both hands and the guy didn't? They're trying to get to the bottom of it.
The Medical Center spokesman said they're awake and they are alert and parents are at their bedsides. The girl is a senior in varsity soccer. See, a soccer player, dangers of soccer. And the boy is a football -- see, football player, soccer player, football player, innocent game of tug-of-war, fingers missing. I wonder if Obama would let his imaginary son play tug-of-war now. Have you ever heard of anything like this?
The Fruit of the Arab Spring?
RUSH: "The inability of women in rural Egypt to clean their breasts is causing a diarrhea epidemic, according to the country's Prime Minister Hisham Qandil. Qandil was speaking about the spate of recent epidemics in Egypt’s rural communities. During the address, he said he had witnessed children suffering from diarrhea immediately after they have been breastfed because their mothers were unable to clean themselves [properly]." Is this the fruit of the Arab Spring?
Women's unclean breasts caused diarrhea!
This, again, according to the Egyptian government, the prime minister. "He added that many women in rural Egypt don't even bother to clean their breasts at all before feeding their toddlers. Qandil made his remarks during an address at a cabinet meeting. Women members present were noticeably uncomfortable as Qandil made the comments." You know, these women just don't get it. They ought to be quiet when men speak.
That's the way it is over there. Obama has endorsed and embraced Egyptian president Morsi. He knows what he's doing. So I guess... (interruption) A PSA? Who should cut the PSA to do this? Obama should cut a PSA? (interruption) Oh, no answer. Anyway, I've never heard of this before. In fact, you know who I'd put in charge of dealing with this? Bob Menendez. Finally now we have a foreign relations issue that matches up with Bob Menendez's skill set.
RUSH: You know, this prime minister of Egypt is the second in command over there, and he's running around telling the cabinet members that women are causing diarrhea because they don't properly clean their breasts. Can you imagine the embarrassment of having the second in command of your country running around saying stupid stuff like that? Can you imagine? Isn't it a good thing we don't have anybody like that here? Oh, wait, we do! Biden.
Well, Biden's a walking gaffe, and this guy is a walking gaffe.
Shocking Pre-School Sex Story
RUSH: I must admit, I am a little nervous mentioning this to you, but it's happening. It's from Carson, California. It's a story from last Friday. You may have already heard it by now. They've had to close a preschool. This is four- and five-year-olds. They've had to close a preschool because of student sexual activity. Four- and five-year-olds! "Shocking allegations of sexual activity among four- and five-year-olds have come out of a local pre-school in Carson, and the school is now shutting down.
"Richard McCarthy..." Folks, look, I'm gonna count down from five, and if you don't want to hear any of this, then turn the radio off for about a minute, because I'm not here to shock you. If you don't turn the radio down and this offends you, you can't complain because you've been warned. All right. Five...four...three...two...one. If you're still here, you're on your own.
"Richard McCarthy said his four-year-old son often received oral sex at school from a five-year-old girl. 'He told me about all the bad things that girl had been doing to him,' said Richard McCarthy. 'It went down in the classroom, it went down in the bathroom, and it went down out on the playground.' At least one other boy at the First Lutheran Church of Carson school says that he also received oral sex from the same five-year-old girl. The California department of social services cited the school for at least one sexual incident between the kids, overall lack of supervision, and an improper teacher-child ratio."
Hell, let 'em play army. Let 'em do something here. Oh, no, we can't do that. We can't have guys play with toy guns. That's too dangerous. "McCarthy and other parents are now joining attorney Greg Owen's lawsuit against the school and the church. ... The school is set to close next Friday. Parents say the girl accused of the oral sex is no longer at the school."
Snerdley's in there in a state of utter disbelief at the possibility of this, right? We're talking five-year-old girl, four-year-old boy and Snerdley's going -- 'cause he's an expert, Snerdley's an expert on this -- He's going, "Wait a minute, how is this possible?" It's better than letting 'em play army, folks. It's better than letting 'em look at pictures of guns. We know that. That's the worst thing that could happen at school. What do you mean, how can you be this depraved at five years old? How does a five-year-old girl know what this is? Snerdley, come on. Are you that naive that you don't know how a five-year-old girl would know what this is? A five-year-old girl, if she knows how to get on the Internet, can find anything. Hell, watch cable and you can learn a lot. That would not be my question. Well, it's one of physiology. We're talking a four-year-old boy.
RUSH: Hey, here's an item that might interest Governor Christie. It just cleared the wires. "Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. has teamed up with the makers of Oreo cookies to produce two limited-edition doughnuts that go on sale Feb. 19 and be available through April 21. 'Cookies and Kreme Doughnut, made with Oreo Cookies' is filled with Oreo-flavored cream filling and Oreo cookie pieces," as part of a Krispy Kreme doughnut. I have no idea why. It's a limited edition doughnut, Krispy Kreme and Oreo. I don't know what spawned it. I don't know what the deal is. "The doughnuts are being produced in a licensing agreement with Mondelez International group, which owns the Oreo brand."
The Krispy Kreme doughnut. Oreo is owned by -- oh, that's right. That was part RJR Nabisco, which got sold to KKR, which couldn't afford it, which then sold it to -- yeah, okay. I'd forgotten about that.
Push to Federally Legalize Pot
RUSH: "Two Democratic congressmen are tapping into what they call a 'groundswell of public opinion' by introducing legislation to legalize Marijuana on the federal level, tax it and regulate it like alcohol and tobacco." Well, this was a no-brainer. You knew this was gonna happen. What surprises me is it's happening at the federal level before California. But they're gonna legalize it. Well, the push is on. This is the first step to eventually legalizing pot and then taxing it and regulating it.
"Colorado Rep. Jared Polis introduced the Ending Marijuana Prohibition Act on Tuesday.
The bill would remove marijuana from the schedule of controlled substances and prohibit the Drug Enforcement Administration from regulating it. Pot would be regulated under the to-be-newly-named Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana and Firearms."
(laughing) No, we're gonna regulate marijuana. We're gonna rename ATF to ATMF. Really. They take the regulation of marijuana away from the DEA and they put it at ATF and they're gonna rename the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana and Firearms.
"If passed, it would mean that states would be free to set their own marijuana policies without the threat of federal intervention, which is currently the greatest hurdle to the pot industries in Colorado and Washington, which legalized the adult recreational use of marijuana by wide margins in November. 'Americans have increasingly come to the conclusion that the drug war is a failed policy,' Polis said. 'Americans are sick and tired of the cost of the war on drugs, whether we’re talking about the financial costs in a time of deficits or whether we’re talking about the human costs.' Polis said there has been an 'enormous evolution' in public sentiment toward marijuana and that legalization is 'an idea whose time has come.'"
Anyway, I'm probably like you, not surprised at all. This has been coming for the purposes of money. Tax it, regulate it, make it available everywhere. It's harmless, and besides that, it has medicinal value.
Kid Suspended for Pretend Game
RUSH: Loveland, Colorado. "A 2nd grader has been suspended from school in Loveland for a make believe game he was playing. The 7-year-old says he was trying to save the world. But school administrators say he broke a key rule during his pretend play." This is a perfect story as we find ourselves in the midst of an anti-gun hysteria.
A seven-year-old kid, Alex Evans: "'I was trying to save people and I just can’t believe I got dispended [sic]. It’s called "rescue the world,"' he says. He was playing a game during recess at Loveland’s Mary Blair Elementary School and threw an imaginary grenade into a box with pretend evil forces inside. 'I pretended the box, there’s something shaking in it, and I go "pshhh."'" He fake threw a grenade. "The boy didn’t throw anything real or make any threats against anyone. He explains he was pretending to be the hero. 'So nothing can get out and destroy the world.'" Inside that box is all the evil. And he was saving the world. He's in a pretend game, little boys do this. You women may not be aware of this. But little boys play these pretend games all the time.
They pretend to be cowboys. They pretend to be soldiers, GI Joe. They pretend to be superheroes. They pretend to be saving the world. Sometimes they even pretend to be saving women! And this little kid has been called on it. His imaginary playacting broke the school's rules. "The school lists 'absolutes' designed to keep a safe environment. The list includes absolutely no fighting, real or imaginary; no weapons, real or imaginary.
And so, ladies and gentlemen, the left wing's war on boys continues. They have almost succeeded now in removing any semblance of masculinity from boys. Young Alex ought to consider himself lucky. If anybody knows young Alex, tell him that he's just lucky that the president didn't whack him with a drone.
RUSH: You know, I have a great idea for young Alex Evans who got in trouble out there in Loveland, Colorado, for pretending to save the world. He was in recess, playing in a schoolyard, pretending to throw a hand grenade to save the world, and they suspended him. He violated the rules. You can't pretend to be fighting, can't pretend to be using weapons, can't pretend. Well, Alex likes to pretend. That means for him, it's off to ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Washington Post, New York Times! They do a lot of pretending there, and young Alex would fit right in.
From Florence, Arizona. "A high school student in Florence said he has been suspended because of a picture of a gun. Daniel McClaine Jr., a freshman at Poston Butte High School, said he saved the picture as his desktop background on his school-issued computer. A teacher noticed it and turned him in." That'll teach him! So the desktop picture on the guy's computer is a gun. A teacher sees it and "turns him in."
Do you know what this reminds me of?
A Los Angeles firehouse back in the early nineties. A fireman had, in his cubicle, somewhere in his private space, a Playboy magazine. A newly commissioned female firewoman walked by and saw it on his desk or whatever. It was there. It wasn't open. It was just a Playboy. She reported him. He got in some kind of trouble. I don't remember if he was suspended or whatever. It was just for having a Playboy, for use in his private time, in his private space. So now here comes this high school student with a desktop picture of a gun. "A teacher noticed it and turned him in. The picture shows an AK-47 on top of a flag. McClaine said the school initially suspended him for three days Friday."
He's a freshman.
Kim K. Tweets Pretty Pistol Pic
RUSH: I don't know if you've heard this or not. You know, Kim Kardashian signed that pledge after the Sandy Hook massacre. (A bunch of people signed that, whatever it was. They signed it.) But then do you know what she did? She posted a picture on Twitter of her pistol! It has a diamond-encrusted handle. It's a pretty pistol. It is a really gorgeous pistol. It has diamonds. She posted a picture of it, and now she's getting all kinds of grief for being a hypocrite because she signed that pledge, whatever the pledge is, and then she posted on Twitter a picture of her gun, and she's catching grief from the low-information crowd as a hypocrite.
This is how intimidation works. This is how you end up with a Phil Mickelson apologizing for talking about maybe moving from California. This is how you end up getting people to snap to and behave the way you want 'em to. When you suspend them for a picture on their computer, when you suspend them for pretending to throw a hand grenade, this is how you manipulate behavior. This is how you get people to fall in line. This is how you intimidate people into abandoning their identity and individuality. This is how you intimidate people into conforming, and this is how the left works.