WSJ: Motherhood Drives Well-Educated White Women to Drink White Wine
RUSH: In the Wall Street Journal, Gabrielle Glaser wrote the story, "Why She Drinks: Women and Alcohol Abuse," and it is a quite lengthy story. But one of the things I am good at is editing, finding the meat of the story, stripping away all of the extraneous BS and getting you right to the essence. Essentially what this story in the Wall Street Journal says is that rich, white women are drinking white wine.
They have succumbed to clever marketing, and it has become a health issue, a feminist issue. It's a consumer issue. It's actually a crisis! What's happening here is that women -- not all, some -- are too educated. And when they become mommies, it's just not enough to stimulate them. They get bored, and then the marketing campaigns against them kick in and they go out and start drinking white wine, and then they become lushes.
And when they become lushes, that's when they're vulnerable to the advances of other men, which equals excitement in their lives and a respite from the tedium of motherhood. It is an example of how the whole idea of being educated and getting ahead can somehow end up being a problem, because if all you're going to do with that education is be a mommy, you are headed for white wine. Red wine is not mentioned. Chablis, Chardonnay, and so forth and so on.
This is from the story: "[M]ore women are drinking now than at any time in recent history..." Did you know that? "[M]ore women are drinking now than at any time in recent history according to health surveys." I wonder if this survey was taken by that outfit that works for Samsung? "In the nine years between 1998 and 2007, the number of women arrested for drunken driving rose 30%, while male arrests dropped more than 7%," because, see, men are not bored.
Their drinking is with buddies in the bar where they're having a good time. Women are drinking the white wine at home and then heading out to buy the groceries. Plus it's unstated, but many of them are vegetarians and there's nothing to soak up all of the white women they're drinking. It goes right to the brain receptors, right? And the guys in the bars who are drinking less are waiting for the white wine-drinking women to cruise by them on the way home from the grocery store.
They head them off at the pass and end up at the Motel 6 or whatever is nearby, all because the woman are bored and drinking too much white wine. "Between 1999 and 2008, the number of young women who showed up in emergency rooms for being dangerously intoxicated rose by 52%. The rate for young men ... rose just 9%." See how unfair? Men, apparently, handle their booze better than women do and that's not fair either -- and Monday we'll have a story from an angry feminist on why we men don't understand and we're just worlds apart.
Wall Street Loves Bernanke's Digitized Economy
RUSH: Here's a stupid story here: "Stocks Gain on Encouraging News About the Economy." It's an AP story. What brazen liars. There isn't any "encouraging news." Do you know what this is about? Last week or the week before, Bernanke announced that he was no longer going to print money anymore. By the way, they don't print... Let me explain this whole quantitative easing thing. It is like $85 billion a month. Whatever amount it is, they don't print the money. It's actually not hard currency.
They just digitize it.
This is really a scary thing, folks. Stop and think. Let's say you have $10,000 in the bank but you really don't. (interruption) Okay, it's $85 billion. You really don't have it I mean, if you went to the bank and said, "I want my $10,000," they might give you the cash. But there is not $10,000 worth of cash in a drawer with your name on it. What says that you have $10,000 is a figure in a computer. If you have $25 million, what says you've got $25 million is a figure in a computer.
Now, what the fed does, is they digitize $85 billion. They just and $85 billion to lectronic accounts that end up being invested in the stock market. Securities, stocks and other things are purchased. This is why Wall Street loves this. The money that Bernanke is digitizing or printing, however you want to look at it, is not being sent into general circulation. It goes right into Wall Street. Well two weeks ago, Bernanke said, "We've got to stop this. Quantitative easing is over," and that's when the market plunged.
The market plunged because people there realized that Bernanke wasn't going to be funneling the $85 billion to them every month. Well, he said he's going to start doing it again. The market realizes that Bernanke is going to have to continue to digitize $85 billion a month despite remarks the other day and that's why the stock market rebounded. It had nothing to do with the economy because there isn't an economic recovery going on, and that's why this is a brazen lie in the AP.
Gang of Eight Used Rubio as Human Shield
RUSH: Byron York at the DC Examiner, a story after the amnesty bill passed the Senate. I'm excerpting. This is not actually how it begins, just little portions of it. "Republicans were able to keep their heads down in part..." I want you to listen to this now.
"Republicans were able to keep their heads down in part because there wasn't a lot of pressure coming from the anti-reform conservative base." Byron York says that the Republican senators weren't getting a lot of complaint phone calls and he says "that owed a great deal to the Gang's decision to dispatch Rubio, elected as a Tea Party favorite in 2010 and viewed as a future leader of the Republican Party," as the face of the bill. He eliminated or reduced a whole bunch of conservative Republican members of the base calling and complaining.
Because there's a desire in the Republican Party not to harm Rubio. The Democrats knew this, so they made Rubio the face of the bill. They rolled the dice. They thought doing so would limit criticism of it because the Republicans don't want to damage Rubio's chances. Democrat senator Bob "'Menendez told me that Rubio's role was to "work over the conservative universe, particularly the conservative opinion-maker universe," in order to "neutralize them" and, in some cases, "proselytize them,"' the New Yorker's Ryan Lizza reported recently, referring to Democratic Gang member Robert Menendez.
"The leader of the Gang, Democrat Charles Schumer, 'was delighted to have a Tea Party conservative who could sell an immigration bill to the right," Lizza wrote. The plan worked brilliantly. Conservative talk radio hosts who might have instinctively opposed immigration reform as conceived by Schumer gave Rubio a respectful hearing and a lot of room. When Rubio told them the bill would secure the border first, they believed him.
"Later, when it became unavoidably clear that, in fact, the bill would first legalize millions of currently illegal immigrants, and only after that start the work of securing the border, some conservatives began to express skepticism [Ahem!], disappointment [Ahem!] and opposition. [Ahem!] But Rubio's neutralization campaign had bought the Gang precious months to write the bill and gather momentum before conservatives began to realize what was actually in it.
"The Gang also got lucky. During the time the bill was under consideration, a lot of Republicans became distracted by various Obama administration troubles," and this was by design, folks, the IRS and all of that stuff. It was real. But amnesty is what they really want. You get amnesty, you get your 60 million permanent underclass Democrat voters. You got all of that. So this story basically says that Rubio was used to silence conservative opposition, because they didn't want to harm him -- and they did it "brilliantly."