RUSH: Do you know that at the White House yesterday the president actually said -- in his never-ending quest to revive old, tired, worn-out, yet polarizing political issues -- brouht up this equal pay business? Do you realize he even had the temerity to say that women's dry cleaning bills are more expensive than men's? How old is that one? I have the solution to that.
New vacuum cleaners and new irons and new washing machines for every woman, and that way they don't have to go to the dry cleaners. (interruption) Well, that's what they would say I would do if I were president. A new ironing board in every home! I'll tell you something that really happened. When I used to tell the story, people thought I was making a joke, but it's true.
Back in the early days of modern, militant feminazism -- not to be confused with the current days of militant effeminazis. I'm talking about the formative days of the modern era of the militant feminazi movement. They were demanding in the women's movement -- Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, that crowd, and a little bit later they had Gloria Allred. They were all demanding that all-male business and social clubs be made to admit women.
That, of course, fed my theory that what the militant feminists really wanted was to be like men. They felt men were denying them and freezing them out of whatever it was that was cool men were doing and they simply wanted in on it. They didn't want to form their own gal-related, gal-oriented clubs/organizations. They wanted to infiltrate what the guys were doing.
There was some club -- it was either Los Angeles or San Francisco, I forget which now -- that was targeted. They finally relented, and after a while, the women demanded their own gym, their own workout room. The board of directors of the club again acquiesced, and the first piece of equipment in the gym was a vacuum cleaner.
When I tell that story, people think I'm making a joke; I wasn't. It actually happened. I just can't remember the name of the club. One way to reduce dry cleaning expenses for women is to stay away from Bill Clinton. You'll remove a lot of stains from your clothing that way without necessitating the need for any dry cleaning.
RUSH: Folks, as you have probably heard by now, since even CNN interrupted their Malaysian airplane coverage -- and they're still covering it. Do you know that after all this time, not one bit of debris has been spotted, despite all those false alarms? They thought they heard some pings yesterday, but I guess they weren't pings. They've heard another ping today. They're not giving up the story.
But they did break into it. They did interrupt their coverage of Malaysian Flight 370 because there's a stabbing free at a high school in Murrysville, Pennsylvania. It's outside Pittsburgh. It's in Western Pennsylvania, and the reports are early yesterday so we don't yet know if there is a Tea Party or talk radio connection. I'm smiling. (laughing) I can imagine... (interruption) Well, no, no.
It would not be somebody upset with Obamacare. That's the point. You know that Brian Ross or somebody's trying to find a Tea Party connection to this. They're desperate to find the name of the (well, it's not a shooter) stabber, and they're desperately trying to tie it in. We do know that the stabber is a student.
So they're gonna try to find the stabber's parents, and they're desperately going to see if they can find a talk radio or Tea Party connection. You know it as well I do. We don't yet know if the stabber used an assault knife, however. There's still a lot of details that have yet to be learned. There are supposedly 20 injuries, but all of the injured are expected to survive. Some are still in surgery.
RUSH:To show you how literally ridiculous this is, there's a serious story that scientists are trying to engineer a methane-free cow -- a fart-free cow -- on the theory that that is leading to massive damaging climate changes. It's just absurd. But it is a way to get grant money and research money, and that's how these people make a living.
They don't actually work, and they don't actually produce anything. They just feed from the public teat. Any number of them do it, and this is how they survive. This is how they live. They don't have jobs; they don't have salaries. They live off of taxpayer money or grant money or fundraising and siphon some of that.
RUSH: Jim Angle at Fox News: "Latest Obamacare Surprise: Most Will Not Be Able to Buy Health Insurance Until the End of the Year." Now, when I saw that headline I said, "How can that possibly be? Have they now put so many delays in that if you don't have health insurance, you can't get any until the end of the year? That's seven more months? What if you get sick in those seven months and you can't buy insurance?"
So I read this thing, and here's how it starts: "There is yet another Obamacare surprise waiting for consumers: From now until the next open enrollment at the end of this year, most people will simply not be able to buy any health insurance at all, even outside the exchanges. 'It's all closed down. You cannot buy a policy that is a qualified policy for the purpose of the [Obamacare] until next year on January 1,' says John DiVito, president of Flexbenefit which has 2,500 brokers.
"John Goodman of the National Center for Policy Analysis in Dallas adds, 'People are not going to be able to buy individual and family policies,'" until next year, "'and that's part of Obamacare. And what makes it so surprising is the whole point of Obamacare was to encourage people to get insurance, and now the market has been completely closed down for the next seven months.'
"That means that with few exceptions, tens of millions of people will be locked out of the health insurance market for the rest of this year. ... Goodman explains, 'they fear that the only people who will try to buy are people who are sick, and they are going to be expensive. So it's built into the screwy logic of the whole Obamacare system.'"
The reason that the sales of health insurance were crammed into short enrollment periods was so that insurance companies would have some certainty about who would be in the risk pool, allowing them to set their rates accordingly. They needed a short window so the insurance company would have some idea what group rates and so forth would be.
So if you allow that group to form over the course of a year, for example, you don't have anywhere near an indication of how many you're actually gonna be insuring, so you can't set a fair market price or any kind of price. So they set a short enrollment period. But there's a little thing in the law saying, "You don't have to. It's been delayed. It's been waived," and then there's the penalty.
So now the enrollment period's shut down. If you don't have insurance, you can't get any 'til next January. Now, we had the AP's version of this news last week. This is Jim Angle at Fox News in his story. We had the AP version of this last week, but I didn't get to it. This is a more straightforward piece than the AP piece was.
I think there's a reason the AP piece was so convoluted. In fact, I thought it was BS, so I kind of set it off to the side and didn't get it. But it's amazing how little coverage this has gotten. Of course it got no mention of this problem at all before Obamacare became un-repeal-able. So this was never, ever explained in any way. This was never part of the rollout of Obamacare.
We were never told that if you don't sign up by March 31st, you're out. We were just told there's a March 31st deadline, right? Everybody believed, "Well, this Regime doesn't know what it's doing anyway, so they'll take us whenever we get there." Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah! So if you don't have health insurance right now, it's tough toenails for you if you want it.
They're worried now that the only people... (laughing) It's not a laughing matter. It actually is. They're worried now that the only people that are actually gonna sign up are those who get sick, and here comes the old preexisting condition thing. "My house is on fire! I want homeowners insurance," and they can't sell it, and for some reason people feel safer.