Lance Armstrong Should've Run a Solar Company
RUSH: The Justice Department has said that Lance Armstrong was unjustly enriched. You know what that means. It means that while he was fraudulently cheating he got all these endorsement deals. The people in Rio Linda, you say "enriched", and they think stuff you add to bread. They don't quite get it. But it means that he got wealthy in an unjustifiable way. It's too bad that Lance Armstrong didn't have a phony solar company. If Lance Armstrong had a phony solar company, he could have unjustly enriched over and over again, as in Solyndra.
"Speed Bump" Tsarnaev Abused Women
RUSH: I actually turned on television last night. Well, Kathryn said, "Do you want to watch Greta?" What was I gonna say? "No, I don't want to watch this." "Sure, come on, come on, down, I'll turn on the TV." She had just gotten out of the steam and I said, "Sure." So we watch Greta, and I did not know about Tamerlan's wife. I didn't know about the fact that he beat her and called her names and abused her, that she was a convert to Islam.
New York Daily News: "College roommates of Tamerlan Tsarnaev's widow described him as a brutish, manipulative boyfriend who often hurled insults -- and more -- at the woman who would eventually bear his child. Three of Katherine Russell's pals at Suffolk University watched as she was terrorized by the dead bombing suspect after they began their on-and-off relationship in 2007." That's horribly written. She wasn't terrorized by the dead bombing suspect. She was terrorized by the pre-dead bombing suspect.
"Angry and controlling, Tsarnaev called Russell a 'slut' and a 'prostitute' and was known to throw furniture or other objects at her during fits of rage, the unnamed roommates said." We have a new normal for courtship now? "Russell, now 24, wasn't the only one he abused. In 2009, the aspiring Olympic boxer was busted for slapping around a different girlfriend, Nadine Asceucal." Those charges were dropped.
"His dark side wasn't obvious at first. Russell's roommates said when the pair first hooked up, Tsarnaev often partied with them. But they noticed a change in him in around 2008 or 2009, when he stopped smoking and drinking and became committed to Islam."
Imagine that. He was smoking and drinking and yukking it up and having a good time, and then he stopped smoking and drinking, became committed to Islam, and started beating his girlfriend and wife.
The mosque Tamerlan attended in Cambridge even gives instructions on how to beat women properly. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, to not show bruises and within the bounds of propriety. There are proper ways to discipline your wife, proper ways of asserting control. The mosque gives these instructions. By the way, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the dead terrorist, has a nickname now. Some people online are referring to him as Speed Bump. Just passing on what's out there. I'm making no judgments about it, just passing on what's out there.
Democrats Use Boston Bombing for Fundraising
RUSH: "The Democratic National Committee on Monday used last week’s bombings at the Boston Marathon to build the party’s list of email addresses." Did you hear about this? "A page on the DNC’s website asks visitors to sign a petition thanking Boston’s first responders for 'all you did last week -- and for all you do every day.' The page asks for visitors’ names, email addresses, and zip codes. Those who fill out the form immediately receive an email from DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz."
So if you go to the website and sign a petition thanking the first responders, you are hit up for money. Well, not yet, but you are warned that the hit-up for money is coming. "Democrats brushed off the criticism, saying it was 'unfortunate that Republicans would stoop so low' to criticize the DNC using for using the Boston bombings for email acquisition efforts." So the DNC does it, the Republicans call 'em on it, and it's the Republicans' problem because they're stooping so low to criticize, not falsely accuse. The DNC is not mad that the Republicans are making it up or falsely accusing. They are mad at the Republicans for the criticism itself.
Imagine this being reported out there at low-information websites? The Democrats are asking low-information people to sign a petition thanking the first responders and they end up on fundraising e-mail website pages. The Republicans point this out, and the Republicans end up being the creeps? He-he-he-he-he-he-he.
Obama Pulls Out of Planned Parenthood Keynote
RUSH: "President Obama has canceled plans to deliver a keynote address at Planned Parenthood’s annual fundraising dinner Thursday night after critics decried his high-profile role at the abortion rights group amid new concerns about the brutality of illegal forms of abortion. White House spokesman Jay Carney announced the decision to cancel the keynote speech at the gala during his daily press briefing with reporters Wednesday. He attributed the schedule change to Mr. Obama’s desire to spend more time at a memorial service in Waco, Texas, for family members of the victims of the fertilizer plant explosion."
What has happened here, timeline, Kermit Gosnell -- and everybody knows the details now, no thanks for the media, but everybody knows the details of what was going on in this guy's -- unspeakable things were going on in there to women and babies. And Obama has a history of supporting legislation that would allow babies surviving abortions in Illinois to be killed, because that was the intent of the mother. Here comes Kermit Gosnell with an illustration of what that means and what that can lead to. And then the next key element is a Planned Parenthood babe would not condemn what happened at Gosnell's place, or close to that.
So all hell has broken loose over Kermit Gosnell, and now Obama has pulled out of the Planned Parenthood keynote address. They can say it's the Waco memorial and he wants to spend more time there, but it's because of all the attention brought to bear on Kermit Gosnell and what Planned Parenthood does. The Planned Parenthood babe would not condemn killing babies who survive abortions. That's what it was. So that pretty much substantiates what Gosnell was doing.