RUSH: Let's go to Los Angeles. Steve, I'm glad you called. Great to have you here. Hi.
CALLER: Hi. How you doing, Rush?
RUSH: Very well. Thank you.
CALLER: Excellent. I've been a conservative since I was about 16 years old. I'm almost your age, so that's a long time as a conservative. I've decided I need to change my attitude and change my mind. I need the government's protection here. I've been marathon runner in LA for -- actually, I've run all the LA marathons since 1986. I'm one of what they call the legacy runners, and I'm about to propose a new law that Senator Feinstein is gonna propose for us, I hope, to ban pressure cookers and ball bearings, because I need protection at these marathons that I run every year.
RUSH: Yeah. This is reaction, ladies and gentlemen, to the news that the bombs in Boston were pressure cookers. The shrapnel and ball bearings were in pressure cookers inside black bags. And somehow this pressure cooker, as a weapon and danger, has escaped our guardians in government. And so you are going to ask DiFi for a ban on pressure cookers during marathons?
CALLER: I think a ban overall, and especially the high capacity pressure cookers.
RUSH: Yeah. Yeah. Who knew? Who knew?
CALLER: That's right. Otherwise, you know, how can we continue on with this? I mean, I understand only bad people will have pressure cookers if they're banned, but --
RUSH: Well, you know, if you wanted to get a pressure cooker, Steve, where would you go?
CALLER: Well, probably the greatest location that anyone can access would be a Walmart.
RUSH: Ah. Yes.
CALLER: Or Target.
RUSH: Walmart, Target, enemies in their own right of freedom and unions.
CALLER: That's right.
RUSH: Unknowingly, weapons are on sale every day to everybody now. Pressure cookers.
RUSH: Unregistered pressure cookers. Yeah, I can now imagine your fear, as a marathoner, as a runner.
RUSH: Copycats are everywhere out there.
CALLER: I run it every year.
RUSH: Well, do you think she'll hear you on this?
CALLER: Oh, I sure hope so. I am one of her constituents, so, you know, I should be able to get at least a letter through.
RUSH: Well, I just want to warn you that in Cuba, it's not a pressure cooker, but in Cuba they gave away rice cookers to the citizens. There wasn't any rice, but they still gave away the rice cookers. Well, I don't know. Background check on the pressure cooker? May happen. Do the mentally ill use pressure cookers? I'm trying to think. I think, you know, when I was growing up, I saw one. I think my grandmother had a pressure cooker. If I'm not mistaken, I saw one being used. It was on the top of her stove. I didn't know she was so dangerous. She had a pressure cooker, and it was on the top of the stove. There was something in it. I don't know what she had in it. But it was on top of the stove and there was smoke coming out of there. Something was escaping from it. Well, yeah, it would have exploded had the pressure cooker top not been on top of the pressure cooker, keeping the pressure inside. She could have blown up the kitchen and everybody in it.
Private sales of pressure cookers? I don't know how you stop that. How you gonna stop a pressure cooker private sale? My grandmother didn't like hers and wanted to sell it to somebody down the street, how you gonna stop that? I don't know unless you register them. That would be the only way you would know. If there's an exchange of pressure cookers, you know, from one person to -- well, that's another thing, too. I was gonna mention that. I don't know why a private citizen needs ball bearings. What in the name of Sam Hill does anybody, in a private home in this country, need with ball bearings? No. You won't find any ball bearings in my house. I'm gonna get some now, but you wouldn't find any ball bearings in my house.
Well, I take that back. There may be ball bearings being used in the construction of the house or something, but, I mean, I do not have a supply of ball bearings. We do have some here? Well, we have some ball bearings here in the EIB Southern Command in the tech office, but I don't think I've got any ball bearings at home. We do have monkey balls? Buckyballs. Oh. That's right. Yeah, yeah, yeah, the magnets in shape of balls. They tried to put those guys out of business, right? The Buckyball guys. The guy called here.
Interesting. I just got a note here: Fidel Castro just recently allowed pressure cookers to be sold in Cuba. Well, he gave free rice cookers when there wasn't any rice, but he gave free rice cookers years ago. There wasn't any rice. Pressure cookers were against the law in Cuba until very recently. I'm not kidding. They were against the law. Now they're legal. You can buy one if you can find it.
RUSH: From the New York Post: "The Department of Homeland Security has advised police agencies to be on the lookout for any pressure cookers on the street and deem them suspicious." So keep a sharp eye out for any runaway pressure cookers, folks. The cops are looking, too.
RUSH: I didn't make this up. Given everything happening, people, "Yeah, Rush you really have some good lines on the show today." Well, this is not one of them. The Department of Homeland Security today did in fact advise police agencies to be on the lookout for any pressure cookers on the street and deem them suspicious. It's in the New York Post. Well, it's everywhere now. Particularly pressure cookers with timers. These pressure cookers had timers on 'em. Pressure cookers in black bags, so now everybody be vigilant, you know, on the lookout for pressure cookers.