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RUSH: Oh, by the way, did you see Obama's reaction to Boehner's lawsuit today?  Obama's out there (imitating Obama), "You know what?  You know what?  We just need to stop the hatin'.  It's time to stop the hate."  What is this, high school?  It is.   We need to stop the hating?  Meaning, the only thing driving the lawsuit against Obama is the Republicans' hatred for him.  (interruption) He does.  He knows his audience.  The low-information. 

You know what?  Speaking of low-information, how many of you have seen the movie Idiocracy.  Have you seen it, Snerdley?  You really need to find this.  Everybody sings Netflix's praises.  I can't even figure out how to log in to Netflix, but -- (interruption) I can't.  Oh.  Through iTunes I can get in, but I can't log in anywhere else but iTunes. Look, I don't want to rag Netflix.  But the search feature doesn't work, either. (interruption) Okay, they come out with the latest issue of House of Cards. 

I'll just give you an example.  House of Cards hit in February, so I go to Netflix on Apple TV, I put in "House of Cards."  "Sorry, no results."  What is this?  I know it's there.  You know where I found it?  New releases I might like.  Well, okay, fine, but why doesn't House of Cards in a search term return it?  Anyway, I take it back.  I love Netflix, I'm not ripping Netflix, it's fine and dandy.  If that's how you watch things, great.  Idiocracy.  It is a comedy. A guy falls asleep and wakes up 500 years in the future.  And the idiots, the blithering idiots have taken over the country.  That's the premise of the movie.  It's a comedy. 

I happened to see yesterday that one of my tech blogs -- I was engaging in my hobby -- one of the tech bloggers had just seen it and was just livid and outraged by it.  His take on it was that the movie equates wealth with intelligence and intelligence with wealth and stupidity with being poor.  He thought that the movie was about eugenics and just getting rid of all poor people so that only the rich, intelligent people would be left. 

I don't know how you arrive at that take watching it.  My take on it was entirely different.  But I don't want to give you my take until you see it.  So I'll give you a week, and then you tell me you've watched it and then I'll tell you what -- 'cause if I give you my analysis and you haven't seen it, it will destroy your own perception as you watch it.  

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