Allie the Kitten News
RUSH: So I was sitting around minding my own business bothering nobody except my little kitten last night, who was also bothering me, so it was tit-for-tat. I said, "Look, cat, if you're gonna sit here and bite my nose, I'm gonna head butt you." We sent the kitten in to be spayed today. We couldn't feed the cat after midnight, and about 6 am here came, I mean, just all over me, just biting my nose, and I knew what it was. The cat was hungry and it's always been fed, and I knew that I wasn't gonna be able to feed it anything, and it wasn't gonna understand it, and I said, "I gotta get outta here. I cannot look at this cat, these big eyes plaintively looking at me. I can't watch the suffering. The cat is a welfare case, and I can't watch it."
So I got up, I hit the shower, and I got out of there. But anyway, the cat was really rambunctious last night, and I was just reading this, it came across the e-mail when the cat was particularly feisty. This cat fetches. This cat's got a little toy that it brings to me and wants me to throw across the room, and it goes and gets it and brings it back. I mean, it will do it for a half hour in a row.
Port St. Lucie Woman Arrested for Shooting Boyfriend with Water Gun
RUSH: Port St. Lucie news! Port St. Lucie: "Woman Arrested After Shooting Her Boyfriend With Water Gun. A woman was arrested and charged with domestic violence after allegedly shooting her boyfriend with a water gun, according to police reports in Florida. Port St. Lucie Police said that a woman accused of squirting her boyfriend with a water gun was jailed on Friday. Giovanna Borge, 19, was arrested on a battery charge because she antagonized and agitated her boyfriend against his wishes." Water gun.
Steny Hoyer: Fix Obamacare with Another $50 Billion
RUSH: Hey, Snerdley. Steny Hoyer just recently, I mean, within a half hour, came out, he's got a suggestion and he's gonna put it forth officially to fix what's wrong with Obamacare. What do you think it is? Now, let me give you a hint. Democrat, member of Congress, that should be all you need.
No. Not even close. Who said that? The broadcast engineer has nailed it. Steny Hoyer said they need more money. Steny Hoyer, Democrat, we just need a tax increase, just $50 billion to start. That's really all that's missing here. If we just spent some more money on it, then we could fix it. I kid you not. That is the solution the Democrats have for everything, just spend more money on it. Apparently $50 billion more to start, would make all the difference in the world.
WH Official Fired for Tweeting Under Fake Name
RUSH: "A White House national security official was fired last week after being caught as the mystery Tweeter who has been tormenting the foreign policy community with insulting comments and revealing internal Obama administration information for over two years."
Now, making fun of Sarah Palin, Romney campaign, that's not enough to save the guy. He did all that, too. He mocked the heroes of the revolution. But here we were thinking the Constitution gave people freedom of speech, especially from the federal government. Meanwhile, nobody's been fired because of the Obamacare rollout. No one's been fired because of Fast and Furious. Nobody's been fired because of the IRS targeting of the Tea Party. Well, maybe Lois Lerner, but actually she was fired with pay.
No one's been fired over Benghazi. Four Americans were killed there. But a White House national security official fired for tweeting under a fake name and saying embarrassing things about the regime.
Confusing Court Ruling on Obamacare
RUSH: There was an action yesterday by a federal judge that is a little confusing. It's gonna take some dissecting here, but the headline of the story in the UK Daily Mail talking about it is: "Bombshell: Federal Judge Suddenly Green-lights Lawsuit That Could Stop Obamacare in its Tracks." Now, I don't want to get everybody's hopes up, but it could be a little sliver of hope, and it revolves around the 36 states who said "no" to Obamacare and subsidies. They should not be getting subsidies, but the IRS is granting them subsidies. That is not the law.
Now, the judge refused essentially summary judgment, but he allowed the lawsuit to continue. The judge isn't gonna decide this until February, which may make it moot by then. The longer this thing goes, the deeper the tentacles get spread into the fabric. Example, a pull quote from the story:
The lawsuit claims the Obama regime "illegally enforced the Affordable Care Act -- suddenly making millions of taxpayers and small employers subject to paying fines if they don't play ball." The states that didn't sign on to the exchanges do not qualify for subsidies, yet the government is forcing them to take them, and that's what the lawsuit revolves around. It's a little bit more complicated and intricate than that, but it's essentially that Obamacare forbids the federal government from enforcing the law in any state that opted out of setting up its own health care exchange. This is a contention being made by a group of small businesses who filed the lawsuit and they got a hearing Monday in federal court, and they were not thrown out.
The point is, there are still people coming at this thing in a variety of ways to try to find some way to delay, continue to keep it bollixed up. The website itself may do that. I mean, Kathleen Sebelius says, "We got a product." They don't have a product. They don't have anything to sell. Their website's the product, but they've got nothing to sell. People trying to sign up, this is an absolute disaster, and they said they got three to four weeks to fix this, and it's not fixable -- by them. I don't know. We'll just have to see how it plays out.
World Wasted $700 Billion Last Year to Fight Global Warming
RUSH: Here's a story from the Global Warming Policy Foundation. "The world invested almost a billion dollars a day to limit global warming last year." The total figure was $359 billion, slightly down on last year, barely half the $700 billion per year that the World Economic Forum has said is needed to tackle climate change.
Now, this is good money being thrown away on a hoax, and it just illustrates why the hoax lives. If governments are gonna toss out $700 billion, you know there are going to be so-called scientists out there saying, "I'll take it, I'll take it, what do you want me to say? I'll take it, I'll take it. What do you want me to write?" Seven-hundred billion to fight global warming? There hasn't been any warming in 15 years. These people are not happy. You know, I can't believe the tactics of these people. Let's say that you've been part of the global warming hoax cabal and you've been warning people, "It's gonna get bad, it's gonna get really bad, it's the worst thing, we don't want this to happen, it's gonna cause this and that and all that."
And then it doesn't get warm. And, by the way, all that time you're urging people to buy junk cars and junk lawn mowers and get rid of this, get rid of that, start living a more simple lifestyle. People do this, and it stops getting warmer. And instead of claiming credit and being happy, you get mad, because it's not getting warmer. All that does is prove this is an agenda, a leftist agenda. If it were a real scientific fear, "global warming is bad, it's happening, we can't stop it," but then it stops getting warmer, wouldn't that be good news? Wouldn't you at least go out and try to claim credit for it 'cause more people are driving hybrids, and more people are buying electric?
No. Now they're worried not enough money is being spent. What does it tell you? It tells you it's a full-fledged left-wing agenda item, and it's losing money. Two years ago $700 billion donated, last year $359 billion. The fact it is a hoax, now more people are aware of it and so it's actually in one sense a positive sign.
Dems Make Move on Big Biz
RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, our Morning Update today dealt with a Wall Street Journal story, which says that business is frustrated with the Republicans. Now, Republicans are historically longtime allies, political allies of business. The Wall Street Journal reporter Laura Meckler said that she interviewed executives of small, medium, and large businesses, and they're all moderate, and they're all dismayed that some Republicans didn't heed their warnings that closing the government and risking default would hurt the economy.
To this group of moderate businessmen that she found that she claims is now representative of the whole lot, Obama's non-negotiation stance and Harry Reid's ignoring every proposal that the House made had nothing to do with the shutdown. It was all the Republicans' fault. "Things are so bad," she said in her story, Ms. Meckler, "that the Chamber of Commerce is thinking of taking sides in the primaries. They want to throw out Tea Party conservatives and replace them with more business friendly pragmatists, who --" ahem -- and here we go to the crux of the matter "-- would also be friendly to immigration reform," i.e., amnesty, which is the real news of the story. Okay, so that was the Morning Update today.
Next story. "Democrats Tell Business: 'We Stood With You' On Shutdown, Debt Ceiling." So while Journal has this story about how Big Business is really ticked off at Republicans because the Tea Party, the Democrats see that and they're moving in and they're promising a new alliance with big business, and they're moving in on the Chamber of Commerce. "It was House Democrats who worked with business leaders to reopen the government and meet our obligations, and it was House Republicans who turned their backs on business in favor of the radical demands of the Tea Party." That is a quote from a Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee letter that's gone out.
"While the chamber will support some Democrats in next year's congressional elections, it wants the House to remain under Republican control. 'On behalf of the American business community, given a choice, I would not like to see this administration with the White House, Senate and the House,'" said the Chamber of Commerce head honcho. The Democrats are making a move on big business, claiming that they are more friendly based on immigration. I'm just gonna tell you, the reason I'm mentioning to you is because this is going to stoke the Republican Party establishment even more on going after the Tea Party.
"Look what you're doing now, Cruz, Lee, look what you're doing now. Now you're sending the Chamber to the Democrats, oh, my God, this is the worst thing that coulda happened. We were gonna nail 'em, knock them in with amnesty, and now you've blown it up." While Obamacare is over here falling apart by the day, exactly what Cheney was talking about, this internecine war he doesn't like.
DC Wants Its Bite of Apple
RUSH: This is from a website called Yellow Hammer. It's a news site that concentrates on Alabama political news. They have come across a tidbit that makes total sense. "The DC Political Class Thinks it’s Time to Take a Bite Out of Apple." People are really ticked off at Apple 'cause they don't have a PAC. They don't spend lobbying money. They don't have anybody interacting with K Street, and they are going to be targeted. I mean, this story lays out in great detail what really an extortion town Washington can be. You want the Justice Department to lay off? Pay up. You don't want a class-action suit or Microsoft kind of treatment? Pay up.
That was because of Jobs. Apple didn't want any part of it, didn't want any political identity, and so forth. Not directly linked to the business. And now they're gonna pay since they're now reporting profits and so forth. It's extortion town.
15% of US Young People Are Out of School and Out of Work
RUSH: This is a story that troubles me. AP. Headline: "15% of US Young People Are Out of School and Out of Work -- Almost 6 million young people are neither in school nor working, according to a study released Monday. That's almost 15 percent of those aged 16 to 24." We're not talking teenagers here just specifically when you hear "young people." Sixteen to 24. A lot of High School and college graduates in that group. They neither have a job nor are they in school. And, folks, there's nothing good that's gonna come from that. Six million young people with all that boundless energy and what used to be dreams, in some cases, and what used to be wild ambition, is now what? Dormant?
You have six million American kids idol, nowhere to go, nothing to do, missing out on experience that is essential to becoming solid human beings, good citizens. Now, why are six million people idle, aged 16 to 24? Fifteen percent. I'll tell you why. It's the Obama economy. There are no jobs for them. Pure and simple. Most of these kids should be in school and working a part-time job, and most of this activity or lack of it, actually, is in the largest cities: Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Riverside, California. All of those cities have more than a hundred thousand idle youth.
Who do I suppose the youths voted for? Well, I would assume that if they voted, obviously the youths voted for Obama. I don't know that they're bothered by it. I don't know if they're that worried about it.