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RUSH: Crossville, Tennessee. This is Susan. Nice to have you on the program.

CALLER: Hi. Thank you for talking to me.

RUSH: You bet.

CALLER: I don’t always agree with what you say, but I am glad you gave voice to that fool from Ohio. Because people need to realize that in order to insure anything or anyone you have to have an insurable interest in that person or that item. And I don’t believe and I don’t think anybody else can possibly believe that Cheney, Bush, Condoleezza Rice, or anybody else had an insurable interest in the World Trade Center, since it was owned by the Port Authority.

RUSH: Yes, a point that I brilliantly made.

CALLER: I’m only a high school graduate. I’m 61 years old, and I just started my own home business.

RUSH: Really? Congratulations.

CALLER: Well, thank you. Basically it’s an animal-oriented business and I would like to send Punkin a gift if I can get an address to mail it to you.

RUSH: If you just put Punkin, P-u-n-k-i-n, Palm Beach, Florida, 33480, she gets it.

CALLER: 33480?

RUSH: You will not be the first. (laughing) I get mail for Punkin.

CALLER: I had no idea that you had a cat. I was very touched by your talking about your other cat that had passed away.

RUSH: When did you first learn that I had a cat?

CALLER: About a week ago, I guess, maybe two weeks ago —

RUSH: Really?

CALLER: — when you mentioned her on the program, or him? Is it a him or a her?

RUSH: Oh, yeah? Well, you haven’t been listening that long, then?

CALLER: Well, I do, but only occasionally because I am busy. I have a house to run. I have a husband with Alzheimer’s, and I’m busy, so I don’t always get a chance to listen.

RUSH: What are you doing with your animal business?

CALLER: Making catnip toys.


CALLER: I have a website on the Internet, and I thought maybe Punkin would enjoy one of my toys since I get rave reviews from everybody who gets one.

RUSH: Make sure you put ‘Punkin.’

CALLER: Is P-u-n-k-i-n?

RUSH: Yeah. P-u-n-k-i-n.

CALLER: Wonderful. Is Punkin a boy or a girl?

RUSH: She’s female.

CALLER: She’s a girl. Okay.

RUSH: Yeah. She’s ten years old. She doesn’t know she’s a girl anymore.

CALLER: Is she a Ruddy Abyssinian?

RUSH: Ruddy Abyssinian, correct.

CALLER: Well, you mentioned the other one was a blue Aby —

RUSH: That’s right.

CALLER: — so I thought maybe that you had a Ruddy.

RUSH: Yep. That’s exactly right.

CALLER: And I was also touched by the idea that you mentioned yesterday about being able to turn your lights on outside again now that the turtle season was over.

RUSH: Oh, I was not only touched. I was deliriously happy.

CALLER: Well, I’m sure you were. It’s nice to be able to see at night.

RUSH: (laughter)

CALLER: You have to walk around in the dark because you’re afraid baby turtles will go astray.

RUSH: No. It’s just that I have beautiful landscape lighting in the back, and eight months a year I can’t turn it on.

CALLER: I know, I know, and it’s very good of you to be so concerned not to have them go astray when they’re trying to make it to the water. I know that.

RUSH: That’s exactly right. I do care about them.

CALLER: I lived in Florida for nine-and-a-half years and a lot of people just don’t give a damn.

RUSH: Tell me about it.

CALLER: I wish I was there now. I’m in Tennessee, and I hate it.

RUSH: Well, why don’t you move back? Oh, your husband. Yeah.

CALLER: Well, we’re thinking about it.

RUSH: Okay. If you just put — because Punkin gets mail.

CALLER: Okay, so it’s Palm Beach, 33480?

RUSH: Yeah, just put ‘Punkin Limbaugh,’ and we’ll get it.

CALLER: Okay, great.

RUSH: In fact, the last thing somebody sent her was some catnip. Well, I sampled it first. Anybody can send in stuff, so I sampled the catnip first to see if it worked.

CALLER: Well, I’ll send a dream pillow for you, too. I make those, too.

RUSH: Oh, a dream pillow, with catnip?

CALLER: You put it in your pillowcase and you’ll have sweet dreams.

RUSH: Okay.

CALLER: (laughter)

RUSH: I appreciate that. Well, I’m glad you called, and I appreciate the brilliant observation. What do you think, Susan, of all the things, of all the conspiracy theories I’ve heard? I can’t imagine what Moe is reading.

CALLER: I have no clue. I think he went to the same school that Rosie O’Donnell went to. The one that says fire doesn’t melt steel?

RUSH: Yeah, yeah, exactly. Fire doesn’t melt steel! MSNBC is going to hire her. She’s a perfect, perfect, perfect candidate.

CALLER: He’s an absolute genius (Moe). If that’s an example of what the public school system is like in Ohio, I’m glad I don’t live there.

RUSH: Yeah, he was passed through every grade. Susan, I’m glad you called. Thanks very much. That’s right, MSNBC is thinking about hiring Rosie O’Donnell. MSNBC executives say that they’re not necessarily purposely going left to compete with Fox. That it just happens. Well, you know, they may be more right than they are wrong. Let me give you a little profundity here, folks: ‘Any group, any person that is not by definition conservative will become liberal.’ Liberalism is the easiest choice in the world. It is the most gutless choice you could make, because you don’t have to do anything. All you have to do as a liberal is notice a problem, wail, and whine, and moan about it and claim that you care, and you’ll feel good about yourself — and you’ll convince others that you have a big heart. Conservatism is an intellectual application that requires action to implement, to maintain, and to explain. It’s tough. Liberalism, is the most gutless choice a human being can make.

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