RUSH: I want to continue to remind people the Adopt-A-Soldier Program is just going great guns. There’s all kinds of people who want status reports. We’ve got over 12,000 donors here for the Adopt-A-Soldier Program. I kid you not. We’ve already got over 12,000 donors, and I cannot thank you enough. I’m going to be matching all of these myself so you can double that. We just want to continue to put out the word to all of you in the US military and, by the way, this is interesting. I’m getting some e-mails, not very many, but it made me stop and think. I’m getting some e-mails from military personnel who say they love the idea but they have a little problem accepting a freebie. And I want to urge any of you in the United States military at home or abroad or if you are a family member of a member of the military, don’t let your sense of honor stand in the way here of signing up for the program and becoming part of the database of qualified military personnel.
It’s easy to do. You just go to RushLimbaugh.com, the home page of my website, it’s very simple. We just have to verify that the database members are actually legitimate military people and so we just require a little bit of information from you. But, you know, many people are excellent at giving, as this program is illustrating. But, you know, it is tough to receive, and the older you get, like I, I am lousy at receiving gifts. I get embarrassed on my birthday, as the staff will tell you here. I don’t want any notice on my birthday, no big deal to me to live another year, yip yip yip yip yahoo, what’s the achievement there? But I’ve gone into deep training to learn how to receive gifts better, because it’s the giving — you know, you don’t want to take away the pleasure of somebody giving you something by being a lousy receiver. I’m not kidding. How many times have you given somebody something and they’ve destroyed your feeling of goodwill by acting, “I don’t want this. I can’t take this. Oh, no, no, no.” Yes, and they make you force it on them. Learn to be a good receiver, folks. We can all give, and it’s actually fun to give. There’s no question as you get older, and the holiday season, of course, emphasizes this, it’s the giving that’s fun. But for those of you in the military, realize that there are thousands and thousands of Americans who want to show you how much they appreciate what you are giving. There’s an increased sense of respect and awe for the gift that those of you in the military give everybody in the country and have since our founding, every day. So if you are a member of the military and you’re feeling queasy about accepting it, please don’t. It’s a great program. Plus, if you’re listening on the Armed Forces Radio Network right now, this is the only hour of the program today you will get, but with an Adopt-A-Soldier subscription made in your name to you as a thanks for your service to the country, you’ll get all three whenever you want them. So simply go to RushLimbaugh.com and sign up and register yourselves and become an active member of our online database.