White House Tours Closed, Obama Family Spring Break Goes On
RUSH: As spring break begins for school children across the country, thousands of students traveled to Washington, trips funded by bake sales and other events throughout the year will allow students to take in Washington's historic landmarks, except for tours of the White House, which are shut down by virtue of the sequester. However, the Obama kids are over in Atlantis. This is the third vacation of the year for the Obama family, in three months, three vacations. And this has been going on for years. The number of publicly financed, elaborate, extravagant, over-the-top vacations, and there's not an uproar about it. Nobody seems to be at all concerned about any of this.
Bill Gates Searches for the Perfect Condom
RUSH: Bill Gates is looking for more relevance. Since he retired from Microsoft, he's now totally in the charitable game, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. And Gates has a new project. "Gates will give a $100,000 grant to whoever can invent the 'next generation condom' through The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges in Global Health. The estimated 80 grant recipients can then apply for a follow-up grant worth up to $1 million," to come up with the better rubber, uh, condom.
The Grand Challenge of the Gates foundation says, "Is it possible to develop a product without this stigma, or better, one that is felt to enhance pleasure." Gates wants to give anybody a hundred grand who will come up with a new condom that enhances pleasure rather than restricts it and offers the same level or even more protection. "If so, would such a product lead to substantial benefits for global health, both in terms of reducing the incidence of unplanned pregnancies and in prevention of infection with HIV or other STIs [sexually transmitted infections]?
"The challenge prompt notes that condoms are effective at preventing pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections like HIV ... The University of Washington and a company called Origami are already working on ways to build a better condom, according to the foundation’s blog. ... Origami has three designs for rippled, folding condoms designed to enhance pleasure and be put on quickly."
Bill Gates, seeking the next generation condom. And you think your life doesn't matter. You think your life has no meaning. Bill Gates is seeking the next state-of-the-art condom.
Do You Know About the Thigh Gap?
RUSH: Low-information news. For those of you mothers of daughters out there, are you familiar with the latest rage among young girls that is called "the thigh gap?" Are you aware of this? Do you know what the thigh gap is? I'm asking a mother. What is a thigh gap? Hm-hm. Well, that's a nice guess. H.R. says it's wide hipped and more conducive to having children. No, that's not what it is. The thigh gap has been popularized by rail thin models. The thigh gap is achieved among those women who have it when they are standing straight up with their knees together, is there a gap between the thighs at the pelvic region. That is what is desired now. A thigh gap, because models have it. In other words, women, young girls whose thighs appear to have grown together, not cool.
Oversampled Gay Marriage Polls?
RUSH: Mr. Snerdley, no sooner do you ask me, "Who says this is a popular issue?" speaking of homosexual marriage, that I find the following story in the Washington Post. And the headline: "Is Support for Gay Marriage Over-sold?" What they've done here, it's the Chris Cillizza blog with a couple of contributors writing, who have analyzed a lot of polling data. What they have found is that the polling on gay marriage has weighted opponents to gay marriage by seven to 10% less than they are, on average, and in some cases it's 15%. Meaning, if you see a poll 52-45 in support of gay marriage, it's probably more like 49-49 tied, or 48-50 opposed, that there is that much bias.
Even in the latest ABC/Washington Post poll, they have found that the anti-gay marriage polling data among the opponents is under-sampled and under-represented. And the headline says it all. I mean, the story is very detailed and intricate with a lot of numbers, and I'm not gonna bore with them, tried to give you the overview of it, "Is Support for Gay Marriage Over-sold?" I mean, the reason they're doing the story is 'cause it is. And it's being done on purpose, like most polls are performed and done and executed to shape public opinion rather than simply reflect it.