Democrats Propose National Park on the Moon
RUSH: From TheHill.com: "Democrats Pitch a National Park on the Moon -- Two House Democrats have proposed legislation that would establish a national historical park on the surface of the moon to mark where the Apollo missions landed between 1969 and 1972." I also want to offer a suggestion here. That we name the first public toilet on the park on the moon after Sheila Jackson Lee, that Congress babe from Texas.
Well, remember, they were all at NASA down there in Houston and the Mars Rover was tooling around, and she said, "Is it gonna go over to where the astronauts planted the flag?" And everybody was (clearing throat), "That was the Moon. Astronauts haven't been to Mars." Oh, yes, okay. In honor of her, let's just name the first rest area at this National Park on the Moon after Sheila Jackson Lee.
Another Hurricane Fizzles
RUSH: Have you guys -- I'm asking the people on the other side of the glass -- have you noticed how this storm has been downgraded? It's basically nothing. Now they've got an L on there for low pressure. It's nothing more than a standard, ordinary little thunderstorm cell that would move from the West Coast to the East Coast like anything else. They start out, "Oh, my God, we got a potential tropical storm. It might become a hurricane, oh, my God, oh, my God!" And they make sure they kept Miami in the cone. I have a friend in Miami and they told me that all over TV people are heading to Walmart and Home Depot getting wood to board up their windows. For crying out loud, we don't even have ocean temperature circumstances favorable for a hurricane formulation yet.
Look, I hate to be an "I told you so." But a lot of people down here say, "Rush, have you noticed the news story --" Look, you just wait, this thing is gonna end up being downgraded to nothing and they're gonna keep the cone up even though because they started out making it look like something, gotta save face. Now it's not even a tropical anything. It's not even a tropical depression, just a low-pressure area, which happens multiple times a day all over the country, but they still got the track up there and all this.
My point is that even this hurricane stuff has become so politicized now, and it's all related to global warming. There have to be more hurricanes happening because of global warming. Who runs the Department of Commerce which handles the weather? It's the regime. It's Obama. And Obama's ratcheting up his global warming pitch again, and part of the global warming pitch is that it's getting hotter than hell out there and that means more hurricanes. None of it's true. It's not happening at all. So, I don't know, you can't even look at a weather forecast anymore and trust it to be apolitical. They just politicize everything.
Durbin Says GOP Has to Fix Obamacare
RUSH: We also have Senator Turban, Senator Turban claiming that Republicans are gonna have to make the difference here on changing and improving Obamacare. Yep, that's out of Chicago, our affiliate there, WLS. "Durban Calls on Republicans to Change and Improve Obamacare." Yeah, it's their fault, it's the Republicans' fault.
Walmart Says They'll Leave If DC Hikes Minimum Wage
RUSH: The city of Washington, DC, is thinking about raising the mandatory minimum wage at Walmart to $12.25 the an hour, and Walmart says: "Wwe're gonna leave. If you guys do this, we're outta here. We are packing up and we're decamping." And the DC city council says, "What does that mean, decamping?" And Walmart said, "We are leaving. We are getting out of town." They're calling it the living wage.
Sen. Harkin Upset About the Regime Dismissing the Employer Mandate of Obamacare
RUSH: Tom "Dung Heap" Harkin not happy with the employer mandate being delayed by the regime. Senator from Iowa, "Dung Heap" Harkin -- we call him that because he used the term himself on something. He told the New York Times, "This was the law. How can they change the law?" The employer mandate is the law. So they asked his spokeskid, Jay Carney, about it today at the White House press briefing.
They said, "Harkin says it's illegal. You can't just do this. The president can't do this." And Carney said, well, people who view such a delay as "unusual," they're just "willfully ignorant." So the president's spokesperson today called Senator Harkin "willfully ignorant," 'cause Harkin thinks it's not legal to just arbitrarily say, "You know what? I am Obama, and I am delaying the mandate."