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RUSH: Brian in Manchester, Connecticut, welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: Mega dittos, Rush.

RUSH: Thank you.

CALLER: I just had a quick comment on global warming.

RUSH: Yeah?

CALLER: I know that you have talked against it, but it makes it sound like you’re for pollution, when you say there is no global warming, and I know you’re not.

RUSH: I said there’s no manmade global warming.

CALLER: Right. Right. I believe that the Earth travels in non… You know, like elliptical cycles, and that this is just part of something over time that —

RUSH: One thing: I don’t believe CO2 is a pollutant, because if it is, then we’re all polluters. There’s nothing we can do about it because we all exhale.

CALLER: Right. I’m with you on that, and something like Mount St. Helens’ eruption could accelerate the process, and we have no control over something like that.

RUSH: Mount Pinatubo. It’s a way to cool the planet. If we really, really, really, really want to cool the planet, you pollute it. Mt. Pinatubo erupts, and the temperature plummeted for a while. If these global warming people are really, really serious, we’ve really gotta cool the planet ‘or else,’ we’ve gotta increase our pollution! That is what would cool the planet: putting all that gunk up there that would block the sun from heating up the greenhouse gases that are already there. But, see, this is an interesting point because the environmentalist wackos from the get-go have always structured their beliefs pretty cleverly: If you oppose them (new castrati impression), ‘Why, you must be for dirty air, because, all we want is clean water, Mr. Limbaugh! All we want is clean air for our children, and you sound like you want dirty water, Mr. Limbaugh!’ No. Just because I oppose you, a wacko, doesn’t mean that I want to pollute. But I reject the notion that we’re the big polluters in the world. We do more to clean up our messes and the messes of our allies, messes made by daily life, than anybody around that is an industrialized nation. Some of the biggest polluting countries per capita are the Third World because they simply don’t have the technology — and they’re not being allowed it because technology is said to pollute. Their lives are being kept in the dungeon by environmentalist wackos who want us to return to as close to that kind of primitive lifestyle as possible. But, no, I will deny from now ’til the rest of my life that I am for pollution, in some cases.

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