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RUSH: It’s Michael in Delta, Colorado. Welcome, sir, to the EIB Network. CALLER: Hey, it’s a real pleasure to talk to you. It’s been a while. This is the first time I ever gotten on. I thought I’d make it real simple for you. With all the crazy stuff going on in the world, I’d like to know how you cured your golf swing. RUSH: (Laughs.) I’ll be glad to answer the question. I wasn’t going to say anything about it because everybody’s golf swing is different, and I’m certainly not a teacher. But here’s the sum total of it. I was standing too far from the ball and my posture was way too bent over because I’d been advised to do this. As such, I was taking the club way too far behind me — not up — and blocking everything right, and it was so bad that I wasn’t even swinging with my arms. When it came to the down swing, it was just my lower body turning and the arms weren’t even moving, and my hands were trailing the ball. If I’d been able to play in the AT&T or the Hope (I’m not kidding here, Michael), I would have killed spectators. CALLER: (Laughing.) RUSH: Because I was hitting shots two feet off the ground at a 45 degree angle from where I was aimed. CALLER: Been there and done that, sir. RUSH: Yeah, but then they said, ‘Okay, here’s what you’re doing wrong.’ Now, it’s bad enough when you can’t fix the swing when you don’t know what you’re doing wrong. When you do know and can’t fix it… I still couldn’t find a way to swing my arms. So finally this past Sunday, I went out for six hours and a guy, the pro said, ‘Well, let’s try it your way,’ and he was very smart, because he let me prove for three hours that my way wouldn’t work. ‘Now try it my way,’ he said. He had me standing two feet closer to the ball and standing what to me feels like straight up, straight up with the butt out like I’m sitting on a high stool. CALLER: Oh, my goodness. RUSH: The swing is all down target line, not around me, and it’s very high. I’ve gone out and I’ve played every day since that I could get out there, and yesterday I hit a 275-yard 3-wood into a par 5 in two. CALLER: That was going to be my next question. How far are you driving the ball? RUSH: I’m driving the ball well, but you don’t understand. I don’t want to get into a whole lot of detail about this. I have not used my 3-wood since November because I haven’t been able to hit it. CALLER: That’s my favorite club.

RUSH: Well, it used to be mine, but now just everything is effortless. Finally, this taught me how to hit down on the ball rather than pick it. You know, this is stuff that people who play the game regularly know. It’s just that nobody ever told me this way to do it. There are all these other newfangled ways out there. What will happen is — I’m a rank amateur, and in time I’ll screw this up, and think, ‘Ah, I gotta go back to my old way,’ but I actually don’t see that happening, because it just makes total sense. My confidence level standing over the ball has never been higher after four days since Sunday. CALLER: Sure. Right on. Well, it sounds like you’re enjoying the game again. Hey, listen, just one quick comment, and I’ll get off. It was about three or four days ago they were talking about the polar bear thing, and I tried to get in, and I couldn’t. My thing was, sometimes in Mother Nature, you gotta eat things. I just wish the liberalists would start doing the same thing. Thanks for taking my call. I enjoy your program and have a wonderful day. RUSH: Wait, wait, wait, wait. When you say, ‘Sometimes you just gotta eat things,’ what do you mean? CALLER: Well, Mother Nature sometimes, like the mother polar bear, she decided that for some reason or another, she didn’t want the cub. RUSH: No, no, no. You’re talking about two different things. I was referring to this brilliant and really good show called Planet Earth that’s on the Discovery Channel. It’s an 11 part series and they’ve aired the first three. The next two come up Sunday night, eight o’clock and nine o’clock Eastern Time. Seen in high definition, it’s incomparable. In the case of grizzly bears and polar bears, normally one cub is the litter. Just one cub is born. But if there are two born, the mother has to choose one. She can’t feed both of them, so one dies. Man has nothing to do with it. It’s the way God made it. With male grizzly bears, and I think this is true with male polar bears, the mother has to keep the cubs away from the male or the male will eat ’em. They didn’t say why, they just said that it happens. So, you cannot watch this series and come away with a conclusion that we have anything to say about how nature operates, and we can’t interrupt it. You sit there and you watch this, and you say, ‘Oh, we’re going to put in incandescent fluorescent compact bulbs in all of our sockets and it’s going to save this?’ (Laughing.) It’s ridiculous. But let me ask, Michael, just to make a point here to you about eating animals. Is there any animal that the human being eats that’s on the endangered species list? CALLER: Not to my knowledge. RUSH: Well, of course there isn’t. And why not? CALLER: Well, it probably wouldn’t taste good. RUSH: Well, no, we need to make them food. So if an animal is about to become instinct we should start eating it, and then capitalism will see to it that there are farms of these animals produced. We don’t have a shortage of chicken. Chicken is not endangered. The steer isn’t endangered. Cattle is not endangered. Fish aren’t endangered. Veal is not endangered. (Foie gras is but not the goose.) Everything we eat is plentiful. The endangered species are the ones that we’re not allowed to interact with or eat or involve ourselves with in any way. Every time I say that the animal people just go nuts. It’s flat-out, straight logic, something they can’t deal with.

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