RUSH: Poplar Grove, Illinois, this is Mary. Nice to have you with us. Uh-oh, this sounds like a — oh, there you are.
CALLER: I’m here.
RUSH: Sounded like a dead line to me.
CALLER: No. Mega dittos from Illinois, Rush. It’s an honor to speak to you.
RUSH: Thank you very much.
CALLER: My question or comment is somewhat off the topics you’ve been addressing today.
RUSH: That’s what Open Line Friday is. There’s no topics.
CALLER: I don’t know if you have heard the problems we’ve been having with the bees. It’s not only our country, it’s other countries also, the bees that are disappearing.
RUSH: Yeah. We talked about this a little bit last week. There’s a line in the story about this mysterious bee disappearance that is attributed to Einstein, says if the bees went away, that humanity would expire in four to five years, that we couldn’t survive without them.
RUSH: And Einstein never said it. It’s one of the these popular myths that circulating. It might be true, but Einstein didn’t say it. I’ve seen a couple stories since that original story that think this is really exaggerated and overblown. One of them was of a beekeeper I think in North Carolina whose bees are swarming everywhere. He hasn’t lost any bees, they’re all over the place, and he is quoted in this story, I think, as saying that this is much ado about nothing. Like you, when I saw it, I got sucked in, and I am Rush Limbaugh. I understand the Drive-By Media, and I got sucked in. I know how hard it is to resist this stuff. It was just more doom and gloom. And, of course, that line in there, ‘We’re going to die in four to five years as a human race,’ oh, I didn’t know that. I didn’t know that bees were — they’re important and so forth, as are all great living organisms on this wonderful planet.
But I was totally taken in by it, because I didn’t stop to think it’s gotta be from the global warming crowd. There was no allusion to this in this story. It wasn’t until I saw another story saying this is a little bit overblown and very, very exaggerated — of course it is. Of course it’s gotta be global warming that’s causing the problems with the mysterious vanishing bees out there. At this stage, Mary, I don’t know what the truth of this is, and that I think is a great indictment of the Drive-By Media and how these stories — I know that 90% of the global warming news is a hoax. The melting glaciers, the polar bears, the amount of carbon emissions put in the air by automobiles is zilch compared to what’s put in by nature, water vapor, other forms. So even I, the great El Rushbo was taken in. I apologize for that, too. I’m glad you called.