RUSH: Back to the phones we go to Hyrum, Utah. This is Amy. It's great to have you on the program. Hi, Amy.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Hey, I just wanted to tell you thank you for Rush Revere's Brave Pilgrims. My kids love it. So I'm actually a homeschooling mom with four kids. I pulled them out because they weren't being taught history. So it's wonderful to have this resource.
RUSH: Well, you've made my day. You know, can I tell you something? The Thanksgiving dinner we held at my brother's house this year. My uncle, Uncle Steve, is the family patriarch at the moment. He always does grace. We all gathered in the combination kitchen/family room of my brother's crib, at his 'hood there. My uncle, as part of grace, started reading from the foreword of Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims. I can't tell you how moved that I was and blown away.
He started crying as he read it and everybody was moved. It was really special. I can't describe what kind of moment it was, and my brother or somebody said to me, "You know, this is probably happening at a lot of homes today, people reading your book." And I just want to thank you, because I can't tell you how much it means to me when people who've read the book call and share feelings about it and especially when they're over-the-top nice like yours are. In fact, I want to send you the audio book. Do you have the audio version of the book?
CALLER: I don't.
RUSH: Well, you do now.
CALLER: Oh, wow, that's awesome.
RUSH: It's unconscionable that... (interruption) No, nobody at my family did the Organizing for America talking points. We joked around about it. We made fun of these people. But, no, it was just out of the blue. At the beginning of grace he read just a short passage from the foreword, then moved on with the rest of the prayer, but it was really great. Now, Amy, you say your kids are 10, 8, 6, and 4, and they've all read the book?
CALLER: No, we're in the process of reading it. We haven't finished it yet. We just got it, but my 6-year-old right now is building the Mayflower out of Popsicle sticks, so that tells how much they liked it.
RUSH: Oh, that is great. He's building the Mayflower out of Popsicle sticks. I got a picture e-mailed picture over the weekend of a friend of mine in Chicago whose son built a copy of the Mayflower out of cereal boxes.
CALLER: That's awesome.
RUSH: The ingenuity is just over the top. So, Amy, I want you to hang on because Mr. Snerdley will get your address and will get out to you an audio version of the book.
CALLER: Great. I just had one more question for you.
CALLER: I'm in the market for a laptop and I know you promote Macs. Is there one that you suggest?
RUSH: Well, that depends on a whole lot of things. I don't promote Mac. I mean, I just happen to like them. I guess I do promote them. But it's unpaid. I'm not a paid advocate or any of that.
RUSH: So how much money do you want to spend on a laptop?
CALLER: You know, I'm not even sure. We just started looking. We don't have a lot we can spend on it so the lower the better.
RUSH: I would suggest you start looking at the MacBook Air, which comes in 11 or 13 inches or maybe even you might want to go the 13-inch MacBook Pro. Those are entry-level prices and they're great, great computers. You get a lot of productivity done on 'em. They're small, great battery life. You can carry 'em around all over the place. And, by the way, this is unsolicited and unremunerated praise.
RUSH: Apple probably cringes when I start talking about this stuff.
CALLER: (giggling) Well, I appreciate it.
RUSH: But MacBook, I think the MacBook Air laptop would be a good fit, especially... Your kids are gonna use it, too?
CALLER: Mmm-hmm. Yes.
RUSH: Yeah. I think that would be probably the way to go. Check those out first, see if they're in your price range. They're under a thousand dollars. They're the best in their price range. By the way, I printed something out on November 28th. So this might have been Thanksgiving Day I printed this out, and I sent it to myself so I would have it for today. I just wasn't gonna indiscriminately use it, but Amy's call permits it. What this is is a series of tweets that appeared on Thanksgiving Day.
One of the points that I make, one of the reasons for writing Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims is to get the truth of the founding of the country out there because of how history has been corrupted by the left in the public education system. To many people in this country, Thanksgiving Day is Happy Genocide Day. Let me read some of these tweets. "It's sad that this day of giving thanks was the genocide of the Native American people. That's the truth about Thanksgiving."
"Lest we forget the genocidal roots of Thanksgiving, let's all thank the European settlers for murdering the Wampanoag Indians and the Pequot Indians." "Happy, let's go steal this land from the people that were here already." "In the US today we celebrate the genocide of the Native Americans. Today should be a national day of mourning." Where did these people learn this stuff? These are leftists tweeting what they think of Thanksgiving Day.
What are they taught? This is the multicultural curriculum out of control. They are teaching that white Europeans came here and corrupted everything they found, killed everything that they found, stole everything that they wanted, and basically took this great land from the Indians. This is what they're being taught, folks. These are not just a bunch of provocateurs.
These are not just people planting things on Twitter to irritate people and get a thread going or whatever. There are people who believe this, and it infuriates me. It literally infuriates me. These people are convinced, and they're enraged about it. They're angry. They live each day like this, and that's why (among many reasons) I wanted to write a book about the truth of the founding, the truth of the Pilgrims, and always the real story of Thanksgiving. It was to counter this kind of drivel.
RUSH: Ann in Cincinnati. We have an 11-year-old on the program. Ann, it's great to have you on the program. Hi.
CALLER: Hi. How are you?
RUSH: Just fine. Thank you very much. How are you?
CALLER: I just wanted to tell you how funny your book is and I really liked it.
RUSH: Well, aren't you nice. I really appreciate that, Ann, so much. What's your favorite part
CALLER: I really liked Liberty because he was funny. He was very snarky, and I liked that.
RUSH: He is, isn't he?
RUSH: Yeah, I patterned him after me, after myself, snarky, smart aleck, all that kind of stuff. It was fun. It's fun. In fact, I gotta tell you, most people, the people that are sending in mail, Liberty is getting more fan mail than any other character. Rush Revere is a close second. He's getting jealous, in fact, that Liberty's getting so much more mail.
RUSH: Well, have you read the whole thing yet?
CALLER: Yeah, I read it. Yeah, I finished it this weekend.
RUSH: Well, you made my day. I'm glad. Have you heard the audio version of the book? Do you have that?
CALLER: No, I don't.
RUSH: Well, you do now. If you will hang on, Mr. Snerdley, the kind man who answered the phone when you called --
RUSH: -- we'll get an address where you are and we'll send you the audio version. It comes on six CDs, you know, those old-fashioned disks that you put in the slot on the machine?
RUSH: Yeah. And then you can listen to me read the book that way. It's an entirely different and new experience, even though it's the same story.
CALLER: Oh, thanks.
RUSH: You bet. Ann, thank you very much. I'm glad that you enjoyed it. You ought to see some of the fan mail that these characters in the book are getting. By the way, Rush Revere, the Adventures of Rush Revere portal is also at the TwoIfByTea.com website. (interruption) She did? Snerdley's telling me that when she called she asked to speak to Rush Revere. (laughing) She spoke to Rush Revere. Yeah. Hold on, I'll get him. He's plotting how he can keep Liberty from getting all the press.