RUSH: Did you have a good weekend, Mr. Snerdley? Ah, so-so. So-so. Yeah, I was out of town. Well, I can't tell anybody where I was. I was at a super-secret event. I made a speech to a super-secret group, and I cannot divulge. (interruption) No, he was not there. See, you're not gonna trick me. They just asked me, "Was so-and-so there?" No. No, it was not Area 51.
Look, you are not gonna goad me. This is unfair. I'm not trying to tease people, but everybody wants to know what I do on the weekend. I was at an undisclosed location with an undisclosed task, and it was enjoyable. It was a lot of fun. (interruption) Well, I don't think this is ever gonna be declassified. Well, someday it may be known. Like later today. (laughing) No, seriously. I had a great time, but it is this super-secret group with a super-secret agenda and a super-secret membership. It was cool.
I hope your weekend was fine, folks.
RUSH: Here's Tamara on the phone, the first call of the day from parts unknown. Tamara, it's great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hello, Rush. Good morning. I was at the top-secret event, at the undisclosed location over the weekend, and I had the unbelievable pleasure of meeting Miss Kathryn, your beautiful wife.
RUSH: Oh, you did? Cool.
CALLER: And I was able to chat with her for a few minutes, and you definitely married up.
RUSH: Well, isn't that the idea?
RUSH: Who would want to marry down?
CALLER: Well --
RUSH: No, you're very kind. I appreciate that. I'm glad you had the chance to speak to her. She was there in the greenroom, so that must mean you were in the greenroom.
CALLER: Yes, but I did not get a chance to chat with you, which was my loss, and yours too, actually.
RUSH: I was swamped and swarmed.
CALLER: I know.
RUSH: That's understandable.
CALLER: But you get a feeling, especially when you work in media, as you do and I do, when you meet a lot of people, you get a feeling about certain people. You know, a negative or a positive feeling, and she looked me in the eye, and she just was so sweet. I just thought, "Wow, if we lived near each other, we would be best friends!" I just had to call you today to say that, that I am so happy for you both, and congratulations on that. Because, truly, when you find that person that is so loving and caring, that is your encouragement, and that helps you, and that helps all of us to be encouraged through your words.
RUSH: Well, you know, that's a great observation. It's really true.
CALLER: And thank you for taking the time. You're busy, too -- and just like a lot of us, all of us that were there and got a chance to hear you this weekend. We're needing encouragement, too, to help turn our country around and everything.
RUSH: Let me tell you something. I think... You know, I try to convey this. I think this is kind of unfair to the audience.
CALLER: Yeah, I know.
RUSH: But this is close as you're gonna be allowed to get to it, folks. I think you all have more power than you realize.
RUSH: And I understand why you don't think you do.
RUSH: You live and work in a town where every decision -- this is key, I think.
RUSH: I wish I woulda spent more time on this. But you live and work in a town where every decision is based in fear. Every content decision is based in fear or greed.
RUSH: There's no innovation, certainly no tech innovation. There's copycatism, and there's fear, and once you have a dominant culture, people are afraid to break out of it. That's why I mentioned to you guys, "Just be who you are. Live your lives. You never know who you're gonna influence. You never know. You may never meet the people that you end up influencing in a positive way or giving courage to."
CALLER: Well, absolutely.
RUSH: You guys were a great audience. I have to tell you, I don't remember a time where I was ever that energetic for that long.
CALLER: Well, Rush, I left the evening saying you were the most raw and real ever, and I am a listener. My mom is out here; she's probably listening to this call right now. She has been your biggest fan, and she has listened to you from the first day that you were on the radio, and I tell you: I listen almost every day when I can. I have young children, and I'm a entrepreneur and doing my thing, too. But I have to say: You were so dead on; you were so raw and so real. It really was great, I can tell you, because I've already had conversations on how energized people are. From my own personal experience, you know, you go through different things, and some people let you go, and they say, "Oh, well, no. You're too right, you're too right of center, you have to be more mediocre." I have made the decision over the last several years that I have to stand for the truth, and I'm a 12th generation granddaughter of Captain Miles Standish, and --
RUSH: No kidding?
CALLER: Yes. Absolutely.
RUSH: No kidding. Well, no wonder you and Kathryn hit it off.
CALLER: Is she a daughter of the Revolution?
RUSH: John Adams.
CALLER: Get out of town! Well, of course! There's some kind of family thing there, from the founding of this nation.
RUSH: Yes. Let me tell you something. You guys are doing it exactly right. Just keep being who you are.
CALLER: That's right.
RUSH: The greatest power you have, particularly where you are, is real. Just be real. You're in a sea of people afraid to be who they are. More people, I betcha, lie about what they believe in that place where you live just to avoid hassle. Just be real. There's so much power in that. Just be real -- I mean, happily so. Don't be ashamed of anything, because there's no need for it. I like that. Raw and real. (interruption) What was that? (interruption) Yeah, it had a greenroom. It had a greenroom. But anyway, Tamara, I gotta go because of the constraints of time here. I'm out of it. But I really appreciate the call, and Kathryn will love being reminded of you.
RUSH: So I'm wondering: What are you all thinking now when you hear Tamara describe the appearance Saturday night as "raw and real"? I don't know. I like it, 'cause it's actually very descriptive. Anyway, sorry I can't say any more, folks, but I'm under a nondisclosure agreement.