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RUSH: Tim in McAllen, Texas. Hello, sir. Thanks for waiting. You are on Open Line Friday.

CALLER: Hi, Rush. I’m a Rush Baby. I’m 17 years old. I listen to you when I can, usually just during the summers.

RUSH: I appreciate that. Thank you. You said you’re 17?

CALLER: Yes, sir.

RUSH: Thank you.

CALLER: Yes. I’ve been listening to you since I was small. I love your show. Anyway, I’m calling you today, Rush, because my father — who my mom and I kid around and call him a closet liberal — we’re staunch Catholics, and he recently dropped on the Algore train and decided he’s getting a new car and he’s not to go with the big SUV that he wanted, because he needs to reduce his carbon footprint because the Vatican told him.

RUSH: (Laughing.)

CALLER: (Laughs.) I’m just wondering, how can I convince him it’s a hoax?

RUSH: I’d seen the Vatican did get involved in global warming. I did see that.

CALLER: Yes, sir, and I just wondered, how can I convince him this is a hoax, a political ploy by the Democrats?

RUSH: Well… (sigh) Look, now we’re talking religion, and I don’t know how I could convince you to get him to believe that the Pope is full of it.

CALLER: Mmm-hmm.

RUSH: I don’t think that’s even my purview. The only thing you might try, since he is devoutly religious, is say, ‘Well, dad, the whole global warming thing is nothing more than a religion. It has the same elements as any other religion does. It has its Garden of Eden — pristine, everything was fine and dandy! It has human sin. It has human destruction. It has salvation!’ Salvation is what your dad just did. Your dad just admitted guilt. He didn’t buy what he wants to buy because he’s been convinced that buying that would destroy the planet. Well, your dad’s probably very moral and probably doesn’t violate the moral teachings of other elements of the church, either, because he doesn’t want to participate in the destruction of society. The point is — and they both require faith. Nobody can prove either of them. Faith is required in both of them. Does he have any political sense at all? Is he interested like in conservatism and liberalism when it comes to public issues?

CALLER: He used to be a Democrat, and then he married my mom, and this is during the Jimmy Carter disaster. It’s BC, Before Jimmy Carter.

RUSH: Yeah, I got it. I understand what’s coming next. Hang on. Don’t hang up.

CALLER: Yes, sir.

RUSH: I’ve got a commercial break coming up. We’re going to get this done somehow.


RUSH: We go back to McAllen, Texas and Tim, who is 17 years old. His father was right about most everything else, but did not get the kind of car he wants to get because he believes in global warming.

CALLER: Well, not yet, sir. He still has time, about a month or two before he gets a new car.

RUSH: Well, then!

CALLER: So I’m trying to convince him.

RUSH: Well, then!

CALLER: We still have time.

RUSH: Well, then your timing could not have been better.

CALLER: (Chuckles.)

RUSH: We have to speak to your dad in areas and ways that he can relate to and understand.

CALLER: Mmm-hmm.

RUSH: You tell him that the people that made that SUV made it to help people.


RUSH: You tell him that the purpose of that SUV is to facilitate a number of things in his life that he wants, and there’s nothing wrong with getting what you want. I mean, they make them. They’re legal. It’s obviously going to have some benefit other than just satisfying a desire. Tell him not to abort the SUV.

CALLER: He’s actually used to listened to your show but you’ve become too stressful for him, so…

RUSH: He used to listen to the show but it’s become too stressful for him?

CALLER: Yes, sir.

RUSH: Oh, that’s too bad.

CALLER: I love the show. I listen to it every summer.

RUSH: What in the world could he find stressful about it? It must mean that he knows he’s wrong about things, and just doesn’t want to be reminded about some of them.


RUSH: It has to be that, Tim. It really can’t be stressful. There’s nothing stressful here. This is a good time every day.

CALLER: Mmm-hmm.

RUSH: Tell him not to abort the SUV. Tell him that that SUV deserves to have a parent, an owner.


RUSH: It’d be much better off in your driveway or garage than, you know, out in the weather, getting beat up on the lot.

CALLER: Uh-huh.

RUSH: Need somebody that loves it.

CALLER: All right.

RUSH: Especially SUVs, because they have minds of their own, you know, if you listen to the news. Seriously, Tim, do you have a computer?

CALLER: Yes, sir, I do.

RUSH: Are you a subscriber to Rush 24/7?

CALLER: No, sir.

RUSH: Well, you are now. This is worth it.

CALLER: Oh, thank you, sir!

RUSH: I’m sure that there are a lot of people in the audience thinking that you just ran a big scam here to get a free subscription, but I think you’re better than that. I don’t think that’s what you were trying to do. We’ll have you signed up here by the end of the day.


RUSH: So when the call is over, don’t hang up. We’ll get the information to you take it happen.

CALLER: All right.

RUSH: And you go to RushLimbaugh.com on your Web browser and go to the Essential Stack of Stuff and go to the global warming section.

CALLER: Uh-huh.

RUSH: Everything that we have said here on this program that debunks all of the myths, all the scientists that we have consulted, that agree that there is no ‘manmade’ global warming. Nobody’s denying the planet is warming up in places, but whether or not we’re causing it, is a liberal trick. It is a liberal plot that’s designed to make people like your dad do just what they’re doing: feel guilty about getting what they really want, and your dad is going to feel better about himself because he thinks he’s ‘saving the planet’ and so forth, when actually all he’s doing is voluntarily rolling back the lifestyle that he and his family can have. He clearly can afford the SUV. So he’s not going to buy it, and this is what they want. They want him to feel guilty. They want him to feel like he bears some responsibility for the global warming and the destruction that is part of it. Also tell him this. I love this line. Some people it makes an impression on, some it doesn’t.


RUSH: But if you look at the science of this, we always hear that ‘a consensus of scientists say…’ Now, you’ve probably had some science classes in your education so far. You’ve probably not been told this, but science cannot be defined by the consensus of a bunch of scientists. Science is not up for a vote!

CALLER: Mmm-hmm.

RUSH: I mean, you could have a consensus of scientists say that the sun resolves around the earth, and the global warming people say, ‘That’s evidence! That’s enough evidence for us.’


RUSH: And it’s not. I’ll tell you, when you get to the Essential Stack of Stuff, we’ve got links to two things there I want you to find. They are speeches by Michael Crichton, who has been brilliant on this. He’s talked about it. He’s tired of talking about it anymore, but there’s a bunch of stuff there. You read it and print out what you find is the most persuasive for your dad. But the real thing to do is, I would tell him — and don’t tell him you talked to me. Don’t tell him I put these words in your mouth, okay?

CALLER: (Chuckles.)

RUSH: You tell him, ‘Dad, do you really think that your buying that SUV is going to ead to the destruction of the planet?’


RUSH: Make him think about it in real, precise terms, and then if he says yes, ask him how. ‘How in the world can a single car destroy the world?’ He’ll say, ‘We’ll add up all these other SUVs…’ Well, we’ve got all these airplanes flying around, and nobody’s talking about getting rid of them. We got all of these space shuttles flying around. We got all kinds of vehicles that fly, and big trucks on the highway. Nobody is talking about getting rid of them yet. They just want individuals to get rid of what they want, and after they come for your car, they’re going to tell you your house is too big.


RUSH: And then they’re going to tell you that your lawn mower is too noisy, and then they’re going to tell you that the food you eat is causing global warming, and they’re going to try to get you to stop eating beef.

CALLER: (Chuckles.)

RUSH: Well, this is all happening.


RUSH: Algore’s Live Earth concert in London, at Wembley stadium, PETA is trying to get them not to sell hamburgers and hot dogs because environmentalists don’t eat meat, they say.

CALLER: Supposedly.

RUSH: Yeah, supposedly. Anyway, you have a chance to win this because you want your dad to get what he wants, right?

CALLER: Yes, sir, I do.

RUSH: And how much of you want the SUVs as well?

CALLER: Well, I have an old truck but I’d like him to get a big SUV to he can travel in it.

RUSH: Well, wait a minute. If you have your own truck, how come he’s not suggesting you get rid of yours?

CALLER: He bought it. I don’t know. It’s a Toyota. I’m sorry.

RUSH: You don’t have to apologize. Is it a little truck? Toyota makes little things.

CALLER: It’s a Tacoma, yeah.

RUSH: Yeah. Okay. You give it your best shot, but you log onto the website, read about global warming in the Essential Stack of Stuff, and then you take it to him, whatever you want to print out or try to remember. You’ll dazzle him.


RUSH: He’ll say, ‘Where did you learn this?’ Just tell him, ‘Dad, I go to school. I’m an educated guy, and I want you to have what you want.’

CALLER: All right. Thank you, sir.

RUSH: Yeah. By the way, what kind of SUV does he want?

CALLER: He wants a Suburban Z-71.

RUSH: Good choice! He wants a General Motors Suburban. Well, by gosh, their Suburbans are great. Tell him that the president’s security detail uses Suburbans. Tell him that every presidential candidate uses Suburbans to show up at public events, because it’s true.

CALLER: It’s true. Okay.

RUSH: They’re no better than he is, probably not as good. You have all kinds of ammo here. You gotta be confident, upbeat, optimistic! Don’t be defensive.

CALLER: All right.

RUSH: Yet be respectful. He is your father and you don’t want to get spanked.

CALLER: No. (Chuckles.)

RUSH: Tim, thanks for the call. I appreciate it very much.

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