RUSH: Good afternoon to those of you in the Eastern and Central time zones, and good morning to of those in the Mountain and Pacific time zones. It's great to have you as hour number two begins. And as we also begin our second 26-year segment. Do you realize by the time I've done this 26 more years, I will be 90. Can you all see yourselves sitting there for 26 more years while I'm here doing this? Hee-hee-hee.
Anyway, as they've always said, if you love what you do, you will never, ever work a day in your life. And that's for the most part true.
Yes, America will still be here. (interruption) Well, now, that's the question. There's always going to be an America. Now, what kind? You know, there have been pressures on the Constitution of this country ever since it was ratified. And the pressure on the Constitution today is, I think, as intense as it's ever, ever been. And it's going to take a concerted effort of a lot of people to hold off this latest assault.
RUSH: A tragic story here on the CBS website. The area of New York is "on track for our coolest summer since 2009," and it's leaving some people with seasonal depression. "It's very depressing," said somebody at somebody named Vinci. "Even though summer is only halfway over, Donna Barnes said she is feeling the frantic rush. 'I have to admit, I’ve got a little bit of a panic of like there’s so many things that I wanted to do that I haven’t done yet,' Barnes said."
The bottom line is, it isn't hot. It has not been hot. There is no summertime that's happened in New York and now it's halfway gone and everybody is concerned about it. "Below-Average Temperatures Leave Some With Summertime Sadness," in New York. And you gotta wonder who these people are. Probably every damn one of them believes in global warming. Every one of 'em has bought hook, line, and sinker the fact because it's Northeast, it's liberals, they think that everything in the media's true and we're gonna have global warming and they're probably out making plans for it.
They found a psychotherapist named Jonathan Alpert, and he said that "this year’s summer sadness has a lot to do with the weather. 'Following the long, cold winter, they just expected a really long, hot summer, so they’re not seeing that.'" Now, why? Do you realize there has not been any official warming? It's over 17 years now. So now, because we have a cooler-than-average summer, people are depressed and need psychotherapy? Instead of being happy? Who in their right mind wouldn't want a cooler-than-usual summer? Who wants it to be 99 degrees out there in July and August and sweat city? Why wouldn't you be glad for 74 degrees or 70 degrees at night? (interruption) Well, they're getting summer. Instead of being 95 and 98, it's 80 and 85.
What in the world is there to complain about? (interruption) Well, they're not getting heat 'cause there isn't any warming. There may be some cooling going on. Oh, no, what's if that's happening? Drag out the psychotherapists. Good grief. What is happening to us? And, of course, leave it to the media to make a big story out of it. Go out and find people who are suffering psychological damage 'cause it's 10 to 15 degrees below normal.
RUSH: Philadelphia: "Advocates of the Affordable Care Act, focused until now on persuading people to buy health insurance, have moved to a crucial new phase: making sure the eight million Americans who did so understand their often complicated policies and use them properly."
This story is from the New York Times. It's from Saturday, which means it was buried. Headline: "Newly Insured, Many Now Face Learning Curve." Let me just cut to the chase. The article is centered around the heartrending story of a 38-year-old woman by the name of Salwa Shabazz. She is the subject of this heart tugging story. You see, Salwa Shabazz is getting insurance under Obamacare for -- dadelut dadelut dadelut -- $32 a month. But she was shocked -- and so was the New York Times -- to discover that she has to pay a $60 copay to see a specialist. The price to see the specialist is $500. She has to pay $60, and she is outraged.
She is livid! She can't afford to pay $60. You know why? Because she just quit her job at the liquor store because she has epilepsy. She's trying to get SSDI. The rest of this New York Times article is yet another push to force states like Pennsylvania, where Ms. Shabazz lives, to expand Medicaid by raising the income restriction. This is a full frontal assault. Here's a woman, $32 a month for health care and a $60 copay, and it's still too much. It is still too much, and it's still unfair, and so the New York Times is on the way here to try to force Pennsylvania and other states to make it no charge whatsoever for people like this. And I guarantee you it's most people.
There are always heartrending stories tugging at your heartstrings. The newly insured, it's so complicated, they didn't know what they were getting into. It's not Obama's fault, of course. No, no, no. It's the state's fault or, you know, it's just the way it is. Never mind that we were told passing Obamacare would take care of all of this. In fact, things like this not happening was a major selling point and it was supposed eliminate visits to the ER room. It's just a whole story in a whole Stack of them of the debacle that Obamacare is.
RUSH: The transgenders versus the feminazis? I didn't forget it. I just had things supersede it. It's a long story. It's eight pages. I can't get into all of it. But I promise I'll tell you why the feminazis are mad at the transgenders and vice-versa (and whatever else happens between now and then) tomorrow.