Millennials Think UFOs Don't Stop Here Because of Global Warming
RUSH: Do you know why we have not been visited by aliens? You know why we really haven't? I'm reading my tech blogs and I've got it right here. It's global warming. Seriously! Global warming is why aliens have passed us by in their explorations of space. I am not making it up. There actually is a very serious story. I first saw it published on a website called The Conversation. These young kids are dead serious, that we have not been visited by aliens because of global warming. It's a combination of really frustrating, really ticks me off.
It's sad at the same time. I mean, to see the degree and the ease with which these young people have just been poisoned. They just sop it all up and just accept it. At the same time these are some of the most cocksure, arrogant people you'll run into. They think they're smarter than everybody else. It made me think of Don Lemon at CNN actually asking could a black hole have swallowed up that airplane. Well, that's not so odd if you also come from a generation that thinks the reason UFOs have not landed here is because of global warming. It really ticks me off. I mean, I could say it saddens me and it troubles me, but it ticks me off. This kind of just wanton ignorance, couched and disguised as super brilliance, it's amazing.
Reuters: Obama Approval at 38%
RUSH: There's a Reuters/Ipsos poll out today, maybe it came out yesterday, and I haven't found it anywhere. You know what Obama's approval number in it is? (interruption) You saw. Thirty-eight percent. Barack Obama with 38% approval, in a Reuters/Ipsos poll. Have you seen this anywhere? No way. That's being buried as well as King Tut was buried. That approval number is on the way to being mummified. Thirty-eight percent.
The polling data on the Bergdahl release, four to one members of the Armed Forces opposed to this, down on Obama. His numbers are in the tank. He doesn't care, by the way. He might personally care, but it's not gonna change anything policy-wise. See, this is the mistake that standard, ordinary, inside-the-Beltway media and political scientists and analysts look. They'll see a president, approval number down, "Ooh, he's going to have to make policy adjustments. He's going to have to get serious about the debt."
No, not this guy.
Arrogant State Department Valley Girl Smears Soldiers on Bergdahl
RUSH: This woman's name is Marie Harf, the State Department spokeswoman. I mean, folks, she just even looks the part. She was very snooty, very valley girl. She said, "Well, the State Department knows better than Bergdahl's squad mates what Bergdahl did. We know." She impugned the members of his unit, his platoon. "We know better what happened than they do." It was just vicious and mean, and it was arrogant and condescending. It was just classic leftist gunk.
This is the blonde bookworm type with the glasses.
Neil in Charlotte, North Carolina, called and said, "Mrs. Harf's argument for the reason the administration had to rush to get Bergdahl released, and let me quote her. She said that Bergdahl was 'being held by a group that's ruthless and the administration did not know what they'd be capable of doing.' Now, that's the exact same argument that can be used for why we should not release the Taliban leaders, because they're ruthless, and we don't know what they're capable of!"
That woman was embarrassing. You know, I looked at that and I said, "It's over. I mean, if this is the best and brightest they've got. This is who they actually send out there to be a spokesperson?" We're looking at somebody who was a preprogrammed robot who was just out mouthing words.
I mean, it was embarrassing. I can't remember the specific thing she said that I just couldn't believe. She was arguing with somebody in the media, or somebody, about the Bergdahl release, and saying the most nonsensical things. I said, "What is this, a defense department spokeswoman?
"Is this real, or is this some Saturday Night Live skit that I'm watching being replayed?" It turned out it was real. I'm gonna find out what this woman said because it was above and beyond your quote, "Well, we had to get him back because we don't know how ruthless they are." Obama doesn't think they're ruthless. He thinks they're justified! He wants to negotiate with them.
He thinks the Taliban has a legitimate claim to power in Afghanistan! Dinesh D'Souza was on TV the other day, and he said that Obama actually thinks the Taliban are freedom fighters. In his worldview, that's Dinesh D'Souza opinion, Obama looks at the Taliban as freedom fighters, and they have a legitimate claim on Afghanistan, especially with us getting out. Now, I have a story James Rosen at Fox News posted four days ago.
I haven't seen it anywhere. I'm sure it's been out there. This is while I was away on vacation. "Bergdahl Declared Jihad in Captivity, Secret Documents Show -- US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl at one point during his captivity converted to Islam, fraternized openly with his captors and declared himself a 'mujahid,' or warrior for Islam, according to secret documents prepared on the basis of a purported eyewitness account and obtained by Fox News."
Regime Throws Hagel Under Bus
RUSH: By the way, as you've been walking around and watching the news, have you heard a "thump, thump, thump, thump, thump" noise? Have you noticed that? "Thump, thump, thump, thump." That is the body of Chuck Hagel being run over by a bus. That's right. The Regime is saying that the whole idea for swapping five really bad Taliban guys for Bergdahl was Hagel's call.
Patients Flocking to ER Under Obamacare
RUSH: "More Patients are Flocking to Emergency Rooms Under Obamacare." This is the exact opposite of what we were promised. Remember? We were told that under Obamacare, trips to the emergency room would be drastically reduced as people found coverage. As the uninsured got coverage and as health care and health treatment expanded, trips to the emergency room would decline in great numbers.
In fact, the Louisville Courier-Journal even says, "It wasn't supposed to work this way, but since the Affordable Care Act took effect in January, Norton Hospital has seen its packed emergency room become even more crowded, with about 100 more patients a month. That 12% spike in the number of patients -- many of whom aren't actually facing true emergencies -- is spurring the hospital to convert a waiting room into more exam rooms.
"'We're seeing patients who probably should be seen at our (immediate-care centers),' said Lewis Perkins, the hospital's vice president of patient care and chief nursing officer. 'And we're seeing this across the system.'" The reporter here is Laura Ungar for the Louisville Courier-Journal. She writes, "That's just the opposite of what many people expected under Obamacare, particularly because one of the goals of health reform was to reduce pressure on emergency rooms by expanding Medicaid and giving poor people better access to primary care.
"Instead, many hospitals in Kentucky and across the nation are seeing a surge of those newly insured Medicaid patients walking into emergency rooms." It'd be too easy to sit here and say "told you." But everybody... (interruption) Yeah, I did. But so did a lot of other people. This was easy. There was no way that Obamacare was gonna reduce trips to the emergency room. Illegal immigration alone will see to that.
But even without that, there was no way that Obamacare would help. It's such a mess. We've had other articles, too -- they're in the Stack here -- reporting this same phenomenon. Instead of cutting down the number of people going to ERs, as we were promised, Obamacare is increasing them in Kentucky. And, no, the premiums have gone down an average $2500 per person. That's what we were told. Why, if you get to keep your doctor and keep your plan, are you going to the emergency room anyway?
Oh, it's because you don't get to keep your doctor.