Dingy Harry on Debt in 2006
RUSH: I want you to listen to a quote from Harry Reid in 2006, seven years ago. Harry Reid said, "They should explain this. Maybe they can convince the public they’re right. I doubt it. Because most Americans know that increasing debt is the last thing we should be doing. After all, I repeat, the Baby Boomers are about to retire. Under the circumstances, any credible economist would tell you we should be reducing debt, not increasing it. Democrats won’t be making arguments to support this legislation, which will weaken our country. Weaken our country." In 2006, and he was joined by Obama opposing raising the debt limit. It was irresponsible because of the retiring Baby Boomers. Now look.
Women Today Will Live Five Years Less Than Their Mothers
RUSH: Did you see the story, I didn't have it in the Stack today. I had it earlier, and I thought I set it aside to save it, and I didn't. I don't need it. Women today will live five years fewer than their mothers. Did you see that story? You throw abortion out, and I don't know what the reason is, but people are convening panel discussions on this. You know, what could possibly explain this?
Why would women today live on average five years less than their mothers? And I think, well, certainly this is a factor. Women in the workplace enduring the stress that is found there. But they can't fall back on that because that's something they wanted. That's something the modern feminazis fought for. And so child rearing and any number of other pressures. I just found it fascinating. Maybe I should go try to find it because there were some interesting aspects to that.
Girls Soccer Racking Up Concussions
RUSH: San Francisco Chronicle: "Girls Getting More Concussions Than Before," playing soccer. The friendly game of girls soccer is racking up lots of concussions, second only to boys football.
We warned you about this I don't know how many years ago. Now, we first heard about this and I warned everybody that concussions were a rampant part of soccer. We put together this little charity group called KOOKS, Keep Our Own Kids Safe. We had testimonials from people. It's fascinating.
Top Five Bogus Public Health Scares
RUSH: I've also got the top five bogus public health scares. This is from our non-Washington template or narrative Stack. It's from Reason.com. You want to hear what the top five bogus public health scares are? Number one: Exposure to trace amounts of synthetic chemicals is a major cause of cancer. Not true. High fructose corn syrup, responsible for the obesity epidemic. Not true. Cell phones cause cancer. Not true. Vaccines cause autism. Not true. And the idea that Americans should consume no more than 1,500 milligrams of sodium or salt per day in order to reduce risk of heart disease, strokes, and high blood pressure. Not true.
Drive-Bys Conjure Up New Term: Debt-Limit Deniers
RUSH: The Politico has a story today. You got climate change deniers, and now the Drive-By Media has conjured up the idea that there are debt limit deniers. And a debt limit denier I guess would be somebody like me, who does not believe that the apocalypse will happen if the debt limit is not raised. And so it's fascinating the overall, the ballpark themes that the media, that the left has established, that they just attach various stories to: climate change deniers, and now there are deniers of the debt limit. And it's the same thing theme that constantly runs through these things. They just attach different stories to the themes. They keep recycling these things and it's all designed to make mainstream common sense look like it's wacko. Climate change deniers are the equivalent of Holocaust deniers. I mean, if anybody is extremist, it's the people on the left.
Reid to DC Mayor: "Don't Screw It Up!"
RUSH: Washington Post: "An unusual confrontation took place on the US Capitol steps Wednesday when District Mayor Vincent C. Gray crashed a news conference held by Senate Democrats and asked Majority Leader Harry Reid to exempt the city from the ongoing shutdown. 'Sir, we are not a department of the government,' Gray told Reid moments after the mayor concluded his own press event about 50 yards from where Reid held one. 'We’re simply trying to be able to spend our own money.'"
And Reid said to Mayor Vincent Gray, "I’m on your side, don’t screw it up, okay? Don’t screw it up." So Dingy Harry's out there with another batch of lies about the shutdown, and here comes this clueless mayor of Washington blaming Dingy Harry for the shutdown in Washington. "Hey, we're not a branch of government. We need the money here." Dingy Harry (imitation), "Shut the hell up, you idiot, you fool, you're gonna blow it here."
"The intraparty tension comes after the Republican-controlled House voted last week to pass a bill allowing the District to use its locally raised tax funds to maintain operations until Dec. 15. But Democrats, including Reid and President Obama, have held fast in opposition to piecemeal funding bills." So Washington's not getting its dough. The Republicans have offered to fund DC and the NIH and any number of things, and Dingy Harry and the boys, "We're not gonna fall for that trick. We're not gonna go piecemeal. We're not gonna do that. We're not gonna give Ted Cruz that kind of power. What kind of fools do you think we are?"
The mayor walks over there (imitation), "We need the money! You guys are denying us the money!" Dingy Harry, "Shut up, you stupid idiot! I'm in the middle here of blaming the Republicans and you're acting like it's my fault. I'm on your side. Shut up. Don't screw it up!"
"At their own news conference on the Capitol grounds Wednesday, Gray and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) highlighted the partisan contradictions while detailing the drastic effect of the cash crunch on the District government -- including schools, health care, services for the disabled and senior programs." They don't have any money, because the Democrats have shut it down. And Gray walked over there and said (paraphrasing), "Would you give us our money back?" And Dingy Harry, "Shut up, you idiot, you're gonna mess this whole thing up. I'm on your side. Don't you understand what we're doing here?" The little mayor said, "I don't care what you're doing. My seniors don't have any money, and I don't have any money for health care, and I don't have any money to buy people. I don't have any graft money. I don't have anything, you guys have shut it down." Dingy, "Shut up, you fool. We're on the same side."
Eleanor Holmes Norton said, "Democrats, at this critical moment, have abandoned their long-held principles," calling it "shameful ... to hold the city’s local funds hostage to make a federal point." So Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Democrat, she' a delegate to Congress from the district, accuses Dingy Harry and the Democrats of holding them hostage today. No wonder Dingy Harry's put out. He and Obama are blaming Boehner for holding them hostage. This little mayor walks over there with Eleanor Holmes Norton and claims that they're being held hostage by the Democrats. And amazingly, the Washington Post actually printed this.
White House, IRS Exchanged Confidential Taxpayer Info
RUSH: Do you remember, ladies and gentlemen, the IRS story, harassing the Tea Party, that it was a couple of rogue IRS employees in Cincinnati? It turns out not to be the case. "Top Internal Revenue Service Obamacare official Sarah Hall Ingram discussed confidential taxpayer information with senior Obama White House officials, according to 2012 emails obtained by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and provided to The Daily Caller."
So it does reach to the White House. You know, there was a time in American history, 1970s, White House involvement with the IRS was considered fatal to a presidency, as in Nixon. Here the Tea Party being harassed by the IRS, apparently White House officials were in fact involved, not just rogue employees in Cincinnati.