Amazing Meteor Video
RUSH: No, it was not the asteroid that hit Russia. I got so many people saying, "Rush, the asteroid, it didn't just come close, it actually hit!" No, no, no, no, it was a meteorite. It was a meteorite and it was very cool. You ought to see the video of that thing. A guy was driving along in his car and just happened to have a video going on his phone or camera or whatever, like the grandparent couple had the cell phone receiver.
Anyway, he got the marvelous video of this thing entering the atmosphere and blowing up or whatever it did. But they're now speculating, folks, that the meteor might have been connected to the asteroid, might have broken off of the asteroid and then came down. That asteroid is gonna get fairly close, not gonna hit us, of course, but the meteorite did and of course that means the reporters can say that the meteorite hit us because of global warming. The asteroid is out there because of global warming. CNN told us that, so that's how we know that.
RUSH. A friend of mine just asked me, "Rush, what woulda happened if the Russian meteorite had flown over New York City?" I don't think it's too hard to imagine the media cacophony and crisis and chaos that would have resulted from that, but it didn't. It landed over there in Russia. It's amazing video if you haven't seen that thing penetrate the atmosphere and head on down. It's actually stunning.
Obama Saves Earth from Asteroid
RUSH: Okay, 30 seconds! Thirty seconds! It's hard to calculate, because we are on quite a lengthy delay here. So I say it but you don't hear it for a while. So I'm trying to judge where we are. I'm lookin at the Drudge Report, and I'm laughing myself crazy. Drudge has got these pictures depicting the end of the world, and he's putting a different one up every five minutes as he counts down to Zero Hour of this massive asteroid passing by the earth. It's passing by the earth right now. We are threatened! We are engaging right now with a close brush with death. It's happening right now.
Of course I feel different!
I can feel it.
I feel the gravitational pull.
I'm getting a sense of a different tilt on the axis. Something is happening. I know it! My nose is running faster. I'm having to blow it more often. My voice has changed a little bit. Obviously there are changes that are taking place, some of them not so subtle. So right now, this is it! (pause) Right at this moment the asteroid's as close as it's gonna get, folks. (pause) Apparently we're gonna survive! I mean, it's going really, really fast out in space. It's gonna pass by fast. You could miss it in a couple blinks, and it's... I think we've survived now! I think it's safe to say we've survived it and I think it's now escaped our gravitational pull.
Yes, Obama did it again!
He saved us again.
That's absolutely true.
Prez Invades Palm Beach
RUSH: People are saying, "Did you know that Obama's coming to where you are?" Yes, folks, we are very much aware. We have the president's itinerary. He's arriving here at eight o'clock tonight at Palm Beach International. He's going to be arriving one hangar away from where we keep EIB 1. I was actually thinking about towing it out and having it there on the tarmac but I gave up on that. It's a different FBO [fixed-base operator].
The president's gonna be spending the weekend at a place called The Floridian. It's up in Palm City. It's about 45 minutes north of here on I-95. The Floridian was built and owned by Wayne Huizenga, and I was a proud and honored member of The Floridian; then Wayne sold it to a nice guy by the name of Jim Crane, who's the owner of the Houston Astros. The way this worked is Crane was out at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am couple weeks ago.
He got a phone call from the White House saying Obama wanted to come and play and stay, 'cause there are a bunch of cabins on the course where out-of-town guests can stay for weekends, protracted getaways. So arrangements were made and Obama's gonna be up there playing golf. Butch Harmon and his brother are coming down to give lessons. They run the academy at The Floridian. Moochelle is not here. Moochelle's in Aspen.
So they're having separate vacations, but the president's got himself a good, old-fashioned guys golf weekend and he's gonna be up there at The Floridian. You know, it's shame. We've got what's for us a major cold front going through here tonight. Tomorrow, the temperature will barely hit 75, and then Sunday it will barely hit 60. It's gonna be very, very chilly. Now, for the president that probably won't be too chilly because he's coming from a northern clime.
But for us, that's fireplace and sweater weather. It might get to 65 but even that is fireplace and sweater weather. Monday is Presidents Day. I got screwed again. We do not have a guest host. So we're working here on Monday while the president himself is not because it's Presidents Day. Let me check real quickly here. Monday, 70 after an overnight low of about 55 or so. So it's doable. So that's what the president has.
Letter to the Editor Going Around Internet
RUSH: I don't know if this is real, but it could be. A friend of mine, the noted thriller author Ted Bell, has sent me a note that has an attachment. It's been going around the Internet. You might have seen it, and it could be a hoax, I don't know. But even if it is, it is so close to reality, it could be true. It is a reproduction -- actually, a photostat copy of a letter to the editor from January 17th of this year in Beaufort, North Carolina. There's no name attached to it, just "proud to be an American." But I want to read this to you. Again, it could be an Internet hoax, but if not, it's for real, and if it is a hoax, it's close enough that you could see something like it in your paper in a letter to the editor.
"To the editor..."
Beaufort, North Carolina. That doesn't mean it's the paper there. This guy could be writing the New York Times, who knows, although I doubt it because it's long.
"Republicans and 'so-called' conservatives are at it again. They are claiming that the Constitution gives people the right to have guns without the permission of the government. If that were true, then how could New York and Chicago have laws against it?
"We Democrats are sick and tired of Republicans constantly using the Constitution to cover up their true plans, which are to make us all afraid of everyone else. Our great president came from a civilized part of the country where there is strict gun control, and he is only trying to bring the benefits of that more modern way of living to the rest of us. I don’t know the exact statistics, but I’m quite certain that Chicago is a lot safer that Morehead City, when it comes to gun violence." Morehead City is out in North Carolina.
"But do Republicans and conservatives listen to the voice of reason? No, of course not. All they want to do is whine and complain about how gun control and wealth redistribution violate the Constitution, as if the Constitution were all that great, anyway. There are a lot of things that need to be changed about the Constitution, I’d say, and President Obama needs to change it.
"The Republicans are just trying to stand in the way, because the president is black. They even dared to question whether he was born in this country. I think all this demonstrates that the Constitution needs to be amended when it comes to the qualifications for being president. Right now, it says that a person has to be 35 years old and be a natural born citizen."
Wait 'til you hear what's coming, folks. And I'm telling you, does this not sound like it's written by a real-life idiot Democrat? Wait 'til you hear what's coming next. This person's upset with the Constitutional requirement for the presidency that you have to be at least 35 and be a natural born citizen.
"Well, that is obviously unfair because there are a great many otherwise qualified people who cannot run for president because their mothers had to have a C-section. But because the Constitution was written a hundred years ago, nobody even thought of the discrimination that would result from a doctor having to deliver a baby in this unnatural way. Now that we Democrats are in control of the government, that’s just one more thing we should change in our drive to make life fair. Please withhold my name because I don’t want to get crank calls. Proud to be a Democrat."
So according to this wizard in Beaufort, North Carolina, if your mother had you via C-section you are SOL, baby. You can't be president because that's not natural born.
RUSH: Okay, the Snopes fact checker site says that that letter to the editor is real. It's gone viral and gotten more than 12,000 comments to that letter. But what the Snopes people say is it was almost certainly written as a spoof rather than an earnest letter from a Democrat. So it's real, but it can't possibly be real. No, they don't give out the guy's name. It's got to be a guy making fun, but it's a real letter. Sorry, Snopes.
Also, an internal e-mail has been discovered from Walmart -- seriously, folks, seriously -- Snerdley, look at me -- "February sales are a total disaster. The worst start to a month I have seen in my seven years." Bloomberg has this, they found it. It's an internal Walmart e-mail, February sales, worst in seven years. Look, it can only be true, but the point is it's going to cause people to say, "We need Obama even more. The economy's getting worse. Obama's gonna have to do more. What he's doing now is not enough to fix it," and that's gonna be the take.
Internal Walmart E-mail: Worst Sales in Seven Years
RUSH: The Walmart people say that their horrible February is due to the fact that the payroll tax cut was ended and paychecks are smaller, and, of course, nobody's gonna blame Obama for that. I mean, he said that nobody's taxes were gonna go up. So the Republicans must have done something while nobody was looking to raise people's taxes, and it's really hurting Walmart, and we need Obama even more than ever.