RUSH: Okay, let’s move on. On we just turned the Dittocam on, folks, for you subscribers at RushLimbaugh.com. The natives are getting restless out there, so it is on. It will be on the for the remainder of the program. Here’s Rich in Bakersfield. I’m glad you called, sir. Welcome to the program.
CALLER: Thanks, Rush. It’s a pleasure to talk to such a sharp mind.
RUSH: Thank you, sir. (Laughing) Thanks. Thanks so much.
CALLER: The problem I have is I believe that these environmentalist wackos that are burning these houses in Washington ought to be considered terrorists and how come they’re not setting in Guantanamo Bay.
RUSH: Well, you know, this is terrorism. It’s no different. It’s domestic terrorism, torching these houses, private property. The difference here, some might say, is there was nobody home. Nobody died. They made an effort here to only destroy property, but nevertheless, I know. I’m not excusing it. I’m not excusing it. Terrorists try to kill people; these people apparently tried to avoid that.
CALLER: But are they not also causing terror and fear to the people that own those houses?
RUSH: Absolutely. They’re terrorizing these neighborhoods. It’s been going on for a long time, and you’re from Bakersfield. I’m sure you remember the story about the poor farmer out there driving around on his tractor and he happened to go over a kangaroo rat nest or something and they took his tractor and they charged him and was going to put him in jail and took away his land from him.
CALLER: Yeah, well, people even in your area of Florida where they won’t let ’em cut the grass over there because it’s going to endanger some field mouse or something to that effect, so they’ve basically got a trailer sitting in the middle of seven foot high grass.
RUSH: Yeah, that’s to protect the manatees because sometimes they’re too stupid. They don’t know enough to stay in the water. You see these <a target=new href=”http://www.defenders.org/wildlife/new/manatees.html”>Protect the Manatee</a> bumper stickers all over the place. Ah, you got real law enforcement problems in this state. There’s no question. Rich, thanks for the call. I appreciate it out there.