RUSH: I’m in a blue funk, and I don’t know why. I’ve been in a flat-line blue funk since Friday. I have no clue why. These things happen to me sometimes. They’re rare, but it’s just one of these things where nothing excites me, nothing jazzes me up. (interruption) Well, it’s not like the malaise that people claim to be feeling about the country because I feel great about the country, feel great about everything, feel great about myself — (interruption) no, it’s not male menopause, there’s no such thing. No, no, no, no. Don’t make me laugh. Don’t make me laugh here. I’m in a blue funk. That’s the point. I don’t want to laugh when I’m in one of these blue funk things. I don’t want to artificially get out of it because when I realize it’s an artificial escape, the realization I’m still in a blue funk is going to make the blue funk worse than it was in the first place. Anyway, folks, let’s just get straight to it. A global warming update to kick off the program.
(Playing of the global warming update song: Fire)
RUSH: Arthur Brown’s Fire, with one of the wicked witches in there. Here I am, all I want to do, I’m in a blue funk even though it was a great football game between the Patriots and the Colts yesterday afternoon. I was looking forward to it, but I was in a blue funk and all I want to do is watch the football game. I don’t want to answer the phone. I don’t want to answer the e-mails. I don’t want to answer the chats. I don’t want to talk to anybody. I want to watch the football game because I want to escape from the blue funk. So what happens, I’m watching the pregame show and toward the end of the pregame show Bob Costas announces they’re turning out the lights in the studio. They show a satellite map of the country and they say, ‘Look, all of you all over the country, look at how lit up our country is, please turn off your lights.’ And I thought politics was not supposed to be part of the NFL. I thought the NFL didn’t want politics to be part of what they do. It’s a football pregame show. ESPN’s done a bad enough job botching Monday night broadcasts. You can’t watch ’em anymore. You have to watch ’em with the sound down and then even when you try to watch the game you gotta put up with some B-list celebrity in the booth yakking about something that’s irrelevant to the game. So anyway, it’s tough enough on Monday night without NBC botching things. Listen to this.
COSTAS: As part of NBC Universal’s Green is Universal initiative, we have turned out the lights in the studio to kick off a week that will include more than 150 hours of programming designed to raise awareness about environmental issues. And as part of that, we will now head north, very far north, as our colleague, Matt Lauer, as you can see, is standing by live. That is not a movie or television set. All appearances to the contrary, Matt is actually live somewhere in the Arctic Circle. Hello, Matt.
LAUER: (Cris Collinsworth laughing) Hello, Bob. The giggling from the guys not helping the matter at all, I should tell you that we’ve got two extraordinary shows planned over the next couple of days, part of Green is Universal. You’re doing your part there in the studio; we’re doing our part. We’re traveling to the ends of the earth to take a look at the state of the planet and what we’re doing to it and what we can do about it.
RUSH: What we’re doing to it. I wonder how many carbon footprints were made traveling up there to the Arctic Circle to look at what’s happening. The silliness of turning out the lights in a television studio as to somehow set an example and try to influence the American people. On a football show! It would be ridiculous if it was on a news show. But it is going to be. It’s going to be on 150 hours of their programming, pure, 100% advocacy of a political issue at the end of a football pregame show. This is not what people tune in to the NBC football night in America pregame show to watch. Collinsworth, you heard him laughing. I wonder how many of these people in that set actually think this is idiocy, and Collinsworth actually had to turn on a flashlight. So what’s the point of turning out the lights, you still have to go get a battery, the battery is made of what? Carbon! Anyway, then it continued this morning on the Today Show. They had Algore, the Nobel Peace Prize winner. He said the peace prize is not about him. It’s about saving the world from the biggest challenge human civilization has ever faced. Meredith Vieira with a question: ‘Back in 1992, Algore, the first President Bush called you ozone man. He ridiculed your efforts to bring attention to climate change. He even called you crazy at one point. Is this vindication of a sort for you?’
ALGORE: It’s not about me. It’s about getting this message out to as many people as possible as quickly as possible. We face a planetary emergency, Meredith. The climate crisis is by far the biggest challenge human civilization has ever faced. And we’re putting 70 million tons of global warming pollution into the Earth’s atmosphere every single day, as if it’s an open sewer. And that pollution is trapping a lot more of the sun’s heat and that’s raising temperatures, melting the ice, making the storms stronger —
RUSH: What storms?
ALGORE: — deepening the droughts, ironically also making flooding worse and moving tropical diseases into temperate latitudes and causing a range of other changes that are not good for human civilization.
RUSH: This is irresponsible. This is totally irresponsible to take a political issue and to make it a cause célèbre of an entire company, NBC Universal, and then make it part of the week-long, 150 hours’ worth of programming on NBC. What Algore said here is just ridiculous. Raising temperatures, melting the ice. The ice melts all the time. Temperatures constantly go up and they constantly go down. Storms stronger — what storms? Tropical diseases in the temperate latitudes, everything that is happened that has always happened throughout the course of this planet’s life is happening today, and it’s now being laid at the feet of us, at our feet. We are the ones responsible for it. Now, listen to this next bite from Algore. Meredith Vieira says, ‘Algore, you share the prize, the Nobel Peace Prize with scientists from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.’ Not all of whom agree on all this, by the way. I’m adding that. Meredith Vieira did not throw it in. ‘One of those scientists, John Christy, wrote an op-ed last Thursday in the Wall Street Journal in which he criticized your dire predictions about the impact of global warming. He wrote, ‘I see neither the developing catastrophe nor the smoking gun proving that human activity is to blame for most of the warming we see.’ So what do you make, Algore, of his assessment?’
ALGORE: Well, he’s an outlier. He no longer belongs to the IPCC, and he is way outside the scientific consensus. But, Meredith, part of the challenge the news media has had in covering this story —
RUSH: Get this.
ALGORE: — is the old habit of taking the, on the one hand/on the other hand, approach. There are still people who believe that the Earth is flat. But when you’re reporting on a story like the one you’re covering today where you have people all around the world, you don’t search out for someone who still believes the Earth is flat and give them equal time.
RUSH: He is taking an argument that I have made about this and turning it around, the scientific consensus. When you have consensus, there is no science. It is not up to a vote. Now, he’s right about one thing, this business, this habit of journalists, no matter what the story, no matter what the fact, they’re always going to go find some wacko critic somewhere, and that’s just part of the formula. But Algore wants to suspend that on his issue. He doesn’t want both sides covered because his side cannot stand, cannot deal with the exposure it would get from the critics, and there are many of them. This is just amazing. We gotta get rid of anybody who questions this. Comparing this to people who think the Earth is flat, I can remember using that example countless times, but not in the discussion of the media, but in the discussion of consensus and science. Suppose that there was a consensus and some group of scientists said the Earth was flat? That’s the equivalent of what’s happening here with global warming, and yet, if you ask me, it is the other side of this issue, our side, my side, that is getting short shrift. Let’s move to the final sound bite in this roster. This is this morning at the House Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming hearing with Ed Markey of Massachusetts. Student Charlee Lockwood of the Alaska Youth for Environmental Action testified, and here is a portion of her remarks. This is this morning, before a House committee.
LOCKWOOD: (crying) Just in my lifetime I’ve seen so many… changes in our community that it just hurts to (sniffle) not be able to have our… (voice trembling) It’s really scary to lose our tradition, our culture, and we’ve been living here for thousands of years (sob) and it’s not just that we’re losing our food, it’s losing our homes, and — because we are spiritually connected, and emotionally and (sniffle) physically connected to our homes, and (sob) there are so many — so many — communities that are in trouble.
RUSH: So once again, it’s the Democrats exploiting a young child, ladies and gentlemen, for the advancement of a political issue that will grow the size of government and increase their control over everyone. I really want to puke. I just want to throw up.
RUSH: Now, Matt Lauer of NBC says that none of what they’re doing is political. In fact, it’s apolitical. He made a comment like this to some reporter at the New York Post today. He said, ‘We’ll give you the information and then you decide.’ Sounds like Fox News, Matt! ‘We report, you decide.’ He said, ‘In Antarctica, for example, the ice there on the shield is melting twice as fast as experts thought ten years ago.’ The Antarctic ice shelf is growing! There is a part of it that’s melting but the whole thing is growing. (heaving breathing) One… Two… Okay, I made it. ‘In the Antarctic, for example, the ice there on the shield is melting twice as fast as experts thought ten years ago. Is it a normal pattern of climate change? Is it global warming? You decide.’ Wrongo, Matt. You’re not leaving it up to people to decide, otherwise you wouldn’t be doing it this way. You wouldn’t be politicizing a football game. Why turn off the studio lights on a football set in a pregame show, if you’re not trying to reach people who actually have lives? You know, people that watch football are not paying attention to politics day-in-and-day-out; so when you do this little global initiative thing during the pregame show, you’re going to reach, quote, unquote, ‘the targets’ of people whose minds you want to change.
Lauer also said that they’re buying carbon credits in order to make up for the carbon footprint they are making in traveling to all these different Arctic and Antarctic circles. That’s bogus. What are they doing? Planting trees! They’re investing in sham industries. The idea is to reduce the carbon footprint. It’s typical. Here’s NBC saying, ‘Turn off your lights, America. Look at the satellite map. Look at all the lights on over this country. This is outrageous, and we’re going to show you the way, and we’re going to lead the way! We’re going to do our pregame show from now on out, on the rest of the show, in the dark,’ except it wasn’t in the dark. You could see them. Let me tell you about television: If they turned out all the lights in a studio, you couldn’t see diddly-squat. They had to keep their monitors on in the control room. They had little set lights that are decorative on. They did turn off the big klieg lights, but they still had lights on to work. The whole thing is so hypocritical. Collinsworth was out there with a flashlight to show himself what he had to say next, or what he was going to talk about next. All of this is just (sigh) a sham. You gotta hear this girl again. Let me find her name here. I put it at the bottom of the stack. I thought we were through with it, but I’m getting requests (sigh) to hear this again, and I know the requests really aren’t to hear this. The requests are for my reaction to this. This is Cheryl ‘Charlee’ Lockwood crying in House testimony, Ed Markey’s committee today, the House Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming.
LOCKWOOD: (crying) Just in my lifetime I’ve seen so many…changes in our community that it just hurts to (sniffle) not be able to have our… (voice trembling) It’s really scary to lose our tradition, our culture, and we’ve been living here for thousands of years (sob) and it’s not just that we’re losing our food, it’s losing our homes, and — because we are spiritually connected, and emotionally and (sniffle) physically connected to our homes, and (sob) there are so many — so many communities that are in trouble.
RUSH: Yeah. Yeah. That’s true. A lot of communities are in trouble over a lot of things. Go to New Orleans. Talk about losing homes. (crying) Sorry. I’m just reminded here of the old PSA. Remember the television PSA that used to run back in the old days and we were kids, Iron Eyes Cody, the Indian (the Native American, sorry) standing by the roadside as worthless Americans drive by on the way to their trailer parks and so forth, and throwing trash out the window of the car, and they zero in on Iron Eyes Cody, (whispering) a founder of the country, a true founder! A Native American. It turns out he wasn’t. He was an actor, made up, but doesn’t matter. A little tear starts rolling down his cheek over what the white Europeans have done to his country! The stuff is oppressive. It’s always been around.
Shreveport, Louisiana, this is Chad. Chad, you’re up first today on the EIB Network, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Thank you for taking my call.
RUSH: You bet, sir. Make it count.
CALLER: Well, here’s the deal. I’m going to make the assumption that the young lady testifying is of Inuit descent.
RUSH: I would think so because the Inuits have joined the crusade up there, yeah.
CALLER: How did her people get to North America from the Asian continent? Didn’t they come across a land bridge that has melted?
RUSH: I don’t know. They might have hitched a ride with the Vikings. Who the hell knows?
CALLER: Well, they tell me —
RUSH: No, I know you’re right. I’m just in a blue funk here. I’m in a real cynical mood here about all of this. Go ahead and make your point. It’s a good point.
CALLER: They tell me that the Inuits came across the —
RUSH: Who told you? Who told you?
CALLER: Well —
RUSH: If you learned it in a college classroom, we can’t trust it.
CALLER: No, just a public school education, but if it did, in fact, melt, why would it melt and there is no connection between Alaska and Russia today? There must have been some global warming in the past.
RUSH: Well, we know there has been. So your question is: How did they get there in the first place.
CALLER: Yeah, if she’s worried about the climate changing, it’s been changing since the beginning of time.
RUSH: Of course, it has. Here’s the thing, folks. With all of these scientists out there making the case, this so-called ‘consensus,’ saying that global warming is happening; we’re causing it. We have reported and shared with you any number of times, the number of scientists among that ‘consensus’ who now say it’s too late. It’s simply too late to reverse what we’ve done. Let me tell you what the real purpose of all of this is. It’s a Reuters story. It’s out of London. ‘Millions of people around the world are willing to make personal sacrifices, including paying higher bills, to help redress climate change, a global survey said [today]. The survey found 83 percent of those questioned believed lifestyle changes would be necessary to cut emissions of climate warming carbon gases,’ and would gladly pay them, and that, folks, is what this is about.
RUSH: I don’t want to have to run through this too fast. This is what all of this global warming stuff is about, folks. I don’t care what the story; I don’t care what the tear-jerker testimony they get before Congress; I don’t care what they tell you. I don’t care what they do. The actual purpose can be found in this Reuters story from London. ‘Millions of people around the world are willing to make personal sacrifices, including paying higher bills, to help redress climate change, a global survey said on Monday. The survey found 83 percent of those questioned believed lifestyle changes would be necessary to cut emissions of climate warming carbon gases. The survey, conducted by two polling organisations for the BBC World Service, covered 22,000 people in 21 countries. In 14 of the 21 countries from Canada to Australia, 61 percent overall said it would be necessary to increase energy costs to encourage conservation and reduce carbon emissions.’ Hell’s bells, the market’s doing that!
Can anybody see what the price of oil is? By the way, the price of oil, Washington Post even admits it, this I’ve been pounding to death, too, ‘Traders, and not political or supply concerns, may be pushing fuel towards $100.’ There is no current shortage of oil. ”There is no current shortage, but no one deals on today’s market. They make deals based on tomorrow’s market. And that’s what they’re worried about,’ said Joseph Stanislaw, an oil consultant and senior adviser to the accounting firm Deloitte & Touche.’ I just saw where the Chinese, the ChiComs have an oil company that’s grown bigger than ExxonMobil, bigger oil company than ExxonMobil. You have Hugo Chavez who has nationalized all the oil wells and operations in Venezuela. You have a New York Times story today praising Hugo Chavez for doing this. They imply that the same thing should happen here, that government, which has no experience and no business running anything in the private sector, should start nationalizing all of these industries.
Meanwhile, the ChiComs are drilling for oil not far from Key West. The ChiComs are making deals with the CubanComs to make oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, and we won’t. So we sit around, we complain about the rising cost of oil, which the market is taking care of, by the way, and now we’ve gotta have these new carbon taxes and these lifestyle rollbacks. That’s what this is all about. Take a look at Charles Rangel’s proposed tax increase of a couple weeks ago, $1 trillion. You don’t think the world’s leftists are serious about this, you need to think again.
All right, who’s next? Lou in Short Hills, New Jersey. Hi, Lou, welcome to the program.
CALLER: Hi, Mr. Limbaugh, it’s an honor to speak with you.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: You said that Senator Gore was concerned about 70 million tons per year of carbon going into the environment.
RUSH: Well, now, wait a minute, Gore said it himself. Don’t put words in my mouth. I coulda said it, but he said it, we played a sound bite from Gore on the green Today Show today, which is not political, of course not. It’s not political when you have the number-one advocate for this socialism as your primary guest. Of course, it can’t be political. Who do they think they’re fooling with here? Do they think we’re idiots? I’m sorry about this, Lou. What were you going to say?
CALLER: How much does that compare to the amount of carbon going into the atmosphere by natural sources?
RUSH: Do you know what the number-one source of greenhouse gases on this planet is?
CALLER: Hot air from liberals?
RUSH: (laughing) Water vapor. Water vapor is the largest greenhouse gas on the planet. And you know where it comes from?
CALLER: The ocean.
RUSH: Well, yeah, that’s a good guess because that’s where all the water is, is in the oceans. Water vapor. Any climatologist will tell you this, and there’s nothing we can do about it.
CALLER: But people exhale 2.2 pounds of carbon every day —
RUSH: Of course, we do. The cows and the caribou, the moose, expelling gas and so forth up there, all this is so absurd. It’s just so absurd. It has no reason, by the way, no bearing on my blue funk.
CALLER: Isn’t the 70 million tons just a drop in the bucket compared to the total amount that’s put into the environment every year?
RUSH: I’m going to have to ask our expert climatologist here on staff at the EIB Network, Roy Spencer. He told me once, but the percentage of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere right now, if every one of these outrageously wild predictions would come true, it would raise the carbon dioxide level of the atmosphere maybe 31%, 31% to 32%. I’ll get him to correct me on this, the numbers. But it’s minuscule. You are exactly right. What’s missing in all this is that the Earth somehow is powerless to do anything to help itself. The Earth is just sitting there waiting to be destroyed by wealthy capitalists who have brought prosperity to this planet and the people of this population like at no other time in American history. That’s what I resent the most about this, the fact that prosperity, a rapidly growing economy, opportunity for gazillions of people on this planet, is causing this stuff, folks. That ought to be the first dead giveaway as to who it is pushing this stuff. A bunch of damned socialists. I tell you, and when they co-opt an entire TV network — and they think they’re going to get ratings out of it. This is why they’re doing it, plus they’re pushing the political agenda side. There’s no question about that. But they think they’re going to get ratings out of this.
But I’ll tell you, my good old boy buddies that watch football, the pregame show, and all of a sudden we get 30 minutes of preaching to us about ‘Turn out your lights?’ ‘How am I going to get to the beer if I can’t see the refrigerator,’ is what the average football fan is saying. You want me to sit here watch a game, how can I watch a game if I gotta turn off my damn television set? That’s a damn light. What are you doing? You’re making me watch the game, I want to watch it, you’re broadcasting it, you’re putting it on my TV. Go dark! If you really mean this, don’t televise the game. Take your network dark all night if you really want to save power. Don’t sit there and tell us we should do it while you’re making a show of turning off some klieg lights in the studio.
Mike in Lexington, Kentucky, nice to have you with us on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Mega bluegrass dittos, Rush.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: Happy to talk to you. Just wanted to say how I accommodated their stupid request on NBC last night. It follows what you just said, I turned them off.
RUSH: (laughing) Well, did you listen to the game on the radio?
CALLER: I just didn’t listen to it at all.
RUSH: Well, it was a blowout, you knew it was going to be a blowout. The Eagles didn’t have a chance, their season is over. It was over before last night. Well, it is. It’s just a bad year for them, and the Cowboys are for real.
CALLER: Yeah, they are. They really are.
RUSH: Hell, I went to bed at halftime. I was in such a blue funk, I got tired. I didn’t even watch it past halftime.
RUSH: I left some lights on in the house, damn it, left more lights on in my house last night. The turtle season is over and I’ve got all of my outdoor lights blaring, blazing. Screw it!
CALLER: That’s good. And if NBC really wants to save energy, why don’t they just go dark for 150 hours?
RUSH: Exactly. Exactly. Make people miss them.
CALLER: That’s right.
RUSH: If you really want to set an example, set the example, don’t preach to us.
CALLER: Well, I don’t think anybody would miss ’em.
RUSH: Well, that’s one of my points. Some of these clowns have missed the football game on Sunday night, some of their other programming. Ha-ha, you have a point. I gotta run. Thanks for the call out there, Mike.
This is David in Hendersonville, North Carolina. You’re next, sir, great to have you with us.
CALLER: Greetings, Maha Rushie. Along the same lines, I was going to go to Universal Studios during my Christmas break this year and, you know, I think I’ll just stay home and not do that.
RUSH: Yeah, because if you go there, you’re going to make ’em run the exhibits, run the rides, show all the neat tricks they can do making Hollywood movies and so forth. They ought to shut down the Universal Studios up there at Disney World, right? Shut it down.
CALLER: I mean, if they want to save some money and some power and they want to be communists, let ’em be communists.
RUSH: Let’s not use ‘communists’ here. Let’s just say liberals and socialists. They’re being activists right now. And, believe me, you know, they’re doing two things here. One of the things they’re doing is proselytizing and preaching. Number two, they’re trying to get ratings. They think this is a big ratings getter. Don’t forget that’s the purpose of all media, is to get ratings. It’s a business. I don’t mean that in a cutting way. That’s how you define business success, and this is clearly what they are attempting to do.
Monte in Nashville, thank you for waiting sir, welcome.
CALLER: It is awesome, great to talk to you.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: You agree with me about 99% of the time. The one place that we separate is the Dallas Cowboys. I had a question for you.
CALLER: Last night — I know your feelings about Donovan McNabb — who did you pull for, the Cowboys or the Eagles?
RUSH: Oh, now you’re trying to box me into a corner.
CALLER: Absolutely, Rush.
RUSH: How could you not root for the Cowboys?
CALLER: Amen, I agree with you, but I know being a Steelers fan that’s hard to do.
RUSH: I don’t have intrinsic dislike for teams that have been easily beaten by the Steelers in the past.
CALLER: Well, seems to me we won the last Super Bowl we played.
RUSH: Yeah, that’s true, but there’s something crazy about that game. I don’t want to sit here and talk football, but the quarterback throws two interceptions where there’s not a Steelers receiver anywhere around, can you say conspiracy?
CALLER: I always thought he was paid off, but I’m glad from a Cowboys standpoint he was.
RUSH: I’ll tell you the truth about this NFL season, is there’s no NFC team that has a chance of winning a Super Bowl, Cowboys included.
CALLER: I agree.
RUSH: Pure and simple. Good, see, you do agree with me more often than even you know it.
RUSH: I’m going to have to turn ’em off or I’m not going to be able to get through this. I’m watching PMSNBC and all their graphics are green, and their weather guy is out on the streets of New York talking to some five-year-old about recycling!
‘How do you recycle?’
(classic little kid voice) ‘Well, I asked my mommy, and she says, ‘Put it in that bag.’ I really care about the Earth.’
(sigh) This is how they do it, folks. This is how they do it. By the way, I have these statistics here on the carbon in the atmosphere. Get this now: thirty-eight of every 100,000 molecules of air in the atmosphere are CO2. That’s 380 parts per million. It takes mankind five years to add one molecule per 100,000. So we’ve got 38 of every 100,000 molecules of air is CO2! You realize how small that is? And it takes five years to add one more molecule. So in five years, it will be a 39 out of every 100,000 molecules. Yet we get this BS on how polluted the planet is. By the way, one of the callers today had a great point. I don’t know how we’re going to reduce this because we all exhale, and that’s CO2.
Who’s next? This is Wayne in eastern Virginia. Hi, Wayne. It’s nice to have you with us on the EIB Network.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. How are you today?
RUSH: Good, sir. Thank you.
CALLER: Sorry I missed your blue funk, but I may add to it a little bit. The Blue Ridge Mountains stretch all the way from Maine to Georgia.
CALLER: They get their name, the Blue Ridge Mountains, because — I’m a Ph.D. chemist — and pine trees exude a compound called ‘pinene’ that is all carbon and hydrogen.
RUSH: Wait. How do you spell that, pinene?
RUSH: Pinene, and it’s all carbon and all hydrogen?
CALLER: Yes. It’s also got a double bond which makes it reactive.
RUSH: So what’s the point? We gotta cut down pine trees?
CALLER: That’s right. The point is, every pine tree in the country should be cut down to reduce the carbon we put into the atmosphere.
RUSH: But then what would happen to the Blue Ridge range?
CALLER: It would disappear. You’d cut down all the pine trees.
RUSH: Well, we can’t cut down trees. The environmentalists won’t let us cut down trees, but they’ll burn the next time a fire breaks out.
CALLER: (laughing) I know that. But they’re just being so idiotic about the whole thing.
RUSH: So you are not a member of the ‘consensus’ of scientists who believes in this man-made global warming hoax?
CALLER: No, I believe that there may be some climatic change going on, but I don’t believe it’s global warming, and I don’t believe that we have enough data to predict what’s going to happen in the next 50 years.
RUSH: Of course not. That’s why they say 50 years, instead of next year. Because 50 years, ‘Oh, we can’t afford to wait! We’ve got time to fix it: raise taxes, roll back your lifestyles, make some sacrifices, vote Democrat, and go socialist.’
CALLER: That’s right. I’ve done enough modeling, computer modeling to know that I can tweak the parameters on the model and make it say anything I want to.
RUSH: Well, of course. Exactly. The models do not factor in all the relevant data anyway, such as precipitation, because we can’t even measure every drop of precipitation that happens on the planet every day. We simply don’t have the ability. We don’t have the systems. We don’t have the equipment, and when you leave precipitation out of these models, it renders them worthless. You know, you, as someone who doesn’t believe in the man-made aspect of the warming that is going on — according to Algore, you, Wayne — are an ‘outlier.’
CALLER: Yes, I know. In scientific data, I would be called an outlier in statistics and just chopped off at the ankles.
RUSH: Now, you know, but I want to make sure everybody else knows. Outlier is spelled o-u-t-l-i-e-r, and it’s not that you’re lying. It means that you are on the fringes.
CALLER: That’s right.
RUSH: You’re way outside the ‘mainstream of accepted science’ on this bogus hoax.
CALLER: That’s right — and in science, outliers are ignored.
RUSH: In fact, they are totally ignored.
RUSH: That’s why they’re called outliers. All right, thanks, Wayne. I appreciate that. Well, so what? We’re going to have to cut down every pine tree to eliminate… Well, that’s sacrifice. Sacrifice. Bye-bye Christmas trees! Cut down all the pine trees. A Christmas tree is a relative of the pine tree. By the way, the Brits, some stupid government agency in the UK has warned Santa Claus to lose weight because he’s setting a bad example for British kids. I kid you not. I have that and more coming up on the program in the stacks of stuff.
Taylors, South Carolina, this is Katie. Welcome to the EIB Network.
CALLER: Hi, Rush! It’s great to talk to you.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I just needed you to clarify something for me.
RUSH: Yes, I’ll be happy to.
CALLER: I saw on the news that the polar ice cap is melting; there’s three different countries going for the oil that’s underneath where all this ice is melted, and Algore promised me that when that ice cap melted, that New York was going to wind up all flooded and it was going to be wiped off the face of the Earth, and it’s still there! What happened?
RUSH: Excellent question. It is when Greenland melts that Manhattan will flood, not the Arctic Circle.
CALLER: But they said the Arctic ice caps to start with. Now he’s changing it to Greenland.
RUSH: It’s a minor distinction because Greenland is very close up there. Parts of it probably are in the Arctic Circle.
CALLER: I hate it when they change their mind!
RUSH: Yeah, well… (laughing)
CALLER: They got my hopes up.
RUSH: (laughter) We’ll take a break on that and be back.
RUSH: I mentioned to you last hour that I was watching PMSNBC, the weather guy, beautiful, crystal clear day in New York, talks about all the pollution that’s out there causing global warming, and they interviewed a bunch of little kids about recycling on the streets of New York City. The weatherman is Jeff Ranieri, and he may be a good guy. When you work there, you gotta do what they tell you to do. Gotta go out there and do this green BS. So here’s the exchange that Ranieri had with a little kid, Mika.
CRUMB CRUNCHER: Cans and kind of bottles.
RANIERI: And how do you recycle them? Show me with your feet.
CRUMB CRUNCHER: Well, we step on them first, and — and then we put them where we got to put them.
RANIERI: Wow. That’s fantastic. So you can see little people doing their part. While it may seem little, it certainly adds up to a lot in helping to save the Earth.
RUSH: Damn it!