RUSH: Here’s Brett in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Brett, it’s nice to have you on the EIB Network. Hello, sir.
CALLER: Hey, good afternoon, Rush.
CALLER: Very proud father in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The point of my call is, for the last 4-1/2 years, including today, you’ve had me incredibly confused on your Rio Linda comments.
CALLER: I was hoping you could give me a history and summary on that.
RUSH: Yes, I’d be happy to. Now, those of you that know this, please indulge me here. This is an example of the constant new tune-in factor that occurs on this program, due to the ever increasing size of our audience. When I moved to Sacramento in 1984, I was driving around town because I wanted to get familiar with it and be familiar with the place I was now living and working. I’m driving around and I came to this place called Rio Linda. You know, they had the city sign but no indication of who lived there, no population number. I have never seen that before. I’ve always seen population numbers on the sign of the city. So I drove through this place, and it was like going to the Twilight Zone. On the main drag, there were cars on concrete blocks in the front yards, washing machines and dryers and wash boards on the porch, and I said, ‘Whoa! This is a depressed area, and it needs my help.’ So one of the bits that I did when I went on the air was offer to move there if they would change the name to ‘Limbaugh, California,’ and just by moving there, I would increase property values. Of course, the idea was rejected and so forth.
So I decided, ‘Well, I’m just going to tease these people.’ Any time I say something I think is remotely, just remotely complicated, I will try to translate it for Rio Lindans so that they can understand it. The Rio Linda population and I have a great, great, great relationship. It has put them on the map; they’re very good spirited about it. But it’s just it’s a little town, not far from Sacramento. They don’t like being called a suburb, and, frankly, Sacramento wouldn’t like for people to think Rio Linda is a suburb of Sacramento. It’s sort of its own little pocket there. It’s amazing.
CALLER: All right, well, I was close. I always figured you were talking about Detroit.
RUSH: (Laughing.)You’ve been waiting all this time for that line?
CALLER: You said the cars are on cinder blocks, so…
RUSH: No, no, no, no. I’ve been to Detroit. I’ve not seen that in Detroit. I’ve been to a lot of places, but Rio Linda stands out. That’s why there’s never been a substitute, an addition, or a replacement.