RUSH: I'm gonna give you the details later, but try this headline. I'll tell you in advance, I love the headline: "Polar Bears Face Threats to Survival Thanks to Too Much Ice."
(laughing) Folks, do you realize we are surrounded by insanity everywhere? No matter where we look, no matter where we go, no matter what we do, we are surrounded by insanity. Insanity and lunatics and lying schemers are triumphing all over the place. Well, I don't know really how much they're triumphing. It looks like they are, but are they actually winning hearts and minds? "Polar Bears Face Threats to Survival Thanks to Too Much Ice." Quick, somebody call Algore.
RUSH: Our idiotic secretary of state, John "Lurch" Kerry, has just warned Israel that if it "doesn’t make peace soon, it could become 'an apartheid state,' like the old South Africa. Jewish leaders are fuming over the comparison. If there’s no two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict soon, Israel risks becoming 'an apartheid state,' Secretary of State John Kerry told a room of influential world leaders in a closed-door meeting Friday. Senior American officials have rarely, if ever, used the term 'apartheid' in reference to Israel, and President Obama has previously rejected the idea that the word should apply to the Jewish state."
No, he doesn't, otherwise Kerry wouldn't say it. John Kerry wouldn't say something like this unless Obama approved it, agreed with it, knew about it, sanctioned it, or what have you. (interruption) What, do you dispute that? (interruption) What do you mean, they can't be this stupid? This is not stupid. This is dangerous. This goes beyond stupid, or stupidity. This is calculated. But this is dangerous. Israel, apartheid state? Does John Kerry not know how many people of Arab descent live in Jerusalem alone, peacefully, that are Israeli citizens? I mean it is stupid, but I'm telling you, it's calculated.
Remember, who again are the anti-Semites? Oh, not these guys. No, no, these are the tolerant ones, of course, the leftists, the John Kerry's, the Democrats. This is just a really dangerously absurd thing to be saying. Do you realize the people that saying something like that is gonna inspire and fuel and give impetus to? Man, you talk about painting a target? Supposedly Israel is our ally, but it doesn't look like that from sitting here anymore. It certainly doesn't look like Israel is our ally with this bunch.
RUSH: By the way, speaking of how do the homeless get phones: "25% of Obamacare Subsidy Recipients Don't Have Bank Accounts." Now, how is that possible? "Millions of people without health insurance do not have bank accounts to pay for their plans, including one-quarter of those who qualify for Obamacare subsidies, reports the Washington Post." This is a Breitbart story, by the way.
"The startling statistic comes from Jackson Hewitt and raises growing concerns over whether those who applied for Obamacare will make their premium payments." Now, 25% of people signed up don't even have bank accounts, there's no way to get to them? (laughing) Twenty-five percent don't have bank accounts. I know. Get the money from Donald Sterling. That's what to do.
RUSH: "One in four Illinois residents say the state is the worst place to live." Our last caller was from Illinois. "Residents of Illinois apparently are pretty miserable.
According to a new Gallup poll, 25 percent of residents say it is the worst state to live.
That’s easily the highest rate in the United States. In fact, only seven states rated in double digits for the worst place to live."
Rhode Island was the second worst place to live at 17%. Here's the thing that's happening, and this is a problem. Liberals destroy their natural habitat. They're like cockroaches or boll weevils. They destroy wherever they are and then they migrate and destroy wherever they move to. Like they're in the process of trying to destroy North Carolina now. They've been in the process of trying to destroy Florida for the longest time.
They destroyed New York. They destroyed Long Island. They vote for high taxes. They vote for liberal politicians. They get people like de Blasio and all these other people that go just crazy with liberal policies and drive everybody out of the state. And these same liberals, wherever they go, they repeat the process. That's the problem. That's what's happening. Liberals ought to be made to have to stay wherever they destroy, like they should not be allowed to leave Detroit. For example. You break it; you own it. Colin Powell, quote, unquote, right?
RUSH: More Illinois news: "Chicago Public Schools Now Phoning Home to Make Sure Kids Are Signed Up for Welfare." I kid you not. "Last week, parents of children enrolled in Chicago Public Schools received a recorded phone message encouraging them to sign up for low-cost health insurance and food stamps."
So the public schools are totally pushing socialism, at least the ones in Illinois are, and the state of Illinois already can't afford its current obligations. But no one cares. They're adding more to the financial burden, and this is why it's the highest rated worst state to live in the country by people that live there. Just amazing.