RUSH: How many of you watch Downton Abbey? Doesn't matter if you do or not, but I've got a sound bite here from very popular actor on that series, Mr. Jim Carter, who plays the role of the butler, Mr. Carson. (interruption) You watch Downton Abbey? (interruption) You still watch it? (interruption) You've never seen it? (interruption) What, not enough blood and guts and immorality for you? Well, I just finished watching the season that you all will start watching in January.
I get access to the BBC files of the show, so I've seen the upcoming season of Downton Abbey, and it's a good one. It's better than last season. Really is. Really a good season. But, anyway, this actor that plays the butler, Mr. Carson, did an ad for Greenpeace UK. It's on the UK Greenpeace website, and this is also outrageous. It is an ad aimed at children. You know, these people, they corrupt everybody, but they claim to hold children so dear. What they really do is just destroy them. They destroy their dreams, they lie to them, they use them, they scare them, they panic them.
Listen to this.
This is Jim Carter as Santa Claus on the green piece you can't website.
CARTER: Dear children: Regrettably, I bring bad tidings. For some time now, melting ice here, the North Pole, has made our operations and our day-to-day life intolerable and impossible, and there may be no alternative but to cancel Christmas.
RUSH: Cancel Christmas. Greenpeace, it is UK website. A Downton Abbey actor as Santa Claus, lying. There's more ice at the North and South Pole than there's been in a long time. Antarctic temperatures hit a record low this week, minus-135 degrees. The ice is not melting at the North Pole. Santa Claus and the elves are not floating away. It isn't melting, and Christmas isn't gonna be cancelled. But that's not stopping these people from using, toying with, frightening, and scaring kids -- and this actor goes along with it, and they claim that they're the ones who really care about the children?
This stuff... I'm gonna tell you, I started this program today, I was all filled with yuks and jocularity, and this stuff is really ticking me off.