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RUSH: Now, ladies and gentlemen, before we take a break here and get back to the content portion of the program, I must say that I’m somewhat hurt. I have pretty good boundaries. I don’t take a lot of things personally, as we’ve been discussing this week. People say caustic, cruel, mean-spirited things and I just laugh it off. When it comes to you, it’s a different matter, because you people are my family. We have this familial bond that’s been here for quite a while. As you know, occasionally I will go back to our archives and play a See, I Told You So sound bite from yesterday or last week or maybe even last year. The most recent one, this is the one that got me in trouble. Well, I’m not in trouble, but people don’t believe it, October 18, 2006, when I predicted to people if you sit out this election, the November midterms, and if your sitting out results in Democrats winning both houses of Congress, then we’re cooked, and I’ll tell you why we’re cooked, because you’re sitting out because these guys aren’t Republican enough, right? Fine. What we’re going to end up with is McCain as the nominee, the same kind of Republican that you don’t like and the reason you’re not going to vote in November.

People think I made that up. That prediction was so spot on. It was so profound that people think I just made it up. Like the moon landing. They think that I sat in here and recreated it because as recording technology has become more perfected and gone digital, you really can’t tell the difference, you know, live or Memorex anymore is not a question. So what we have decided to do here at the EIB Network is to add sound effects to our See, I Told You So sound bites, the things that I said last week, last month, last year, and we’ve got two different ways that we’re toying around with doing it. One of them is to speed me up by 25%. That was Greg Chapin’s idea back in the cave there where these guys put these bites together after Cookie cracks the whip and tells me them what to do. Maimone, the broadcast engineer, had a different idea, and he said, ‘No, let’s equalize these to make it sound like it’s old and tinny, coming out of a super heterodyne transistor receiver.’ So we have samples of both. Now, here is an original. For example, this is from October 4th of last year.

RUSH ARCHIVE: White men matter most. We always hear, the conventional wisdom is, we hear about the gender gap, how Republicans can’t get the female vote. And I have pointed out for years that the dirty little secret of presidential politics is the white male vote.

RUSH: All right, now, you probably can’t tell much difference in that and the way I sound right now, and even if I were talking over that you could still say I recorded it before the program started. So we’ve got two methods. Here is what I said on October 4th, 2007, sped up by 25%.

RUSH ARCHIVE: White men matter most. We always hear, the conventional wisdom is, we hear about the gender gap, how Republicans can’t get the female vote. And I have pointed out for years that the dirty little secret of presidential politics is the white male vote.

RUSH: Right. Now, H.R. is frowning, you don’t like that. What do you not like about it? It’s not supposed to sound good. It’s supposed to sound different so people know that it’s from the past. Well, okay, then if you don’t like that, then this is the EQ adjusted to sound like old-time radio, same bite.

RUSH ARCHIVE: White men matter most. We always hear, the conventional wisdom is, we hear about the gender gap, how Republicans can’t get the female vote. And I have pointed out for years that the dirty little secret of presidential politics is the white male vote.

RUSH: All right, now you gotta keep something in mind here. I could see you nodding in agreement, you like that version. Okay, because it’s tinnier. We took the low end out of that. For those of you in Rio Linda, we took the bass out and it’s just very tinny. I think we need to add maybe some static, but here’s the thing, now. Many of — and Krehley, back me up on this. Many of our broadcast affiliates are AM stations, and I don’t know that they’re going to– we can easily hear the EQ difference here in our state-of-the-art studio. When you’re driving around in your car or whatever at home and you’re listening on your AM radio, I don’t know that the frequency response, the signal-to-noise ratio, the disgronification factor, in other words, is going to be high-tech enough for people to hear that that’s as tinny as we hear it. So we’re still working on this.

I don’t want anybody doubting that we’re making up these things that I’ve said from the past. I know that many of you listen all day, every day, but not everybody does. Snerdley is saying, ‘How does that solve the problem? They can still say you did it the day before, or that morning and so forth.’ That’s a good point. By the way, on the time capsule, we’ve come up with a way here to date it. A notary public. Just get a notary public come in here, sign an affidavit, this is when we put the stuff in the time capsule. You know, get some food in here with an expiration date, you can’t fake that. But Snerdley’s got a good point. I guess we’ll just have to continue to rely on the — maybe we could play it backwards and have people listen to the subliminal messages in it that way, I don’t know.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: We’ll start in Detroit. This is Keith, and welcome to the program, sir. Nice to have you with us.

CALLER: Rush, it is such an honor to talk to you. I have been listening to you since I was a student at the liberal bastion of learning, Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, back since 1991. And I am so honored to talk to you.

RUSH: Thank you very much, sir. It’s great to have you here with us.

CALLER: Thank you. I just wanted to tell you: I listened to you at the top of the hour when you were playing back the two formats for when you were quoting some older material.

RUSH: Yeah, the See, I Told You So stuff.

CALLER: Yes. I gotta tell you that the second one where you used the equalizer and you took out the bass, is great. I’m listening to you on WJR-AM radio here in Detroit, and it sounded perfect.

RUSH: Terrific! So the super heterodyne whine of AM radio, you still were able to hear the loss of bass EQ?

CALLER: Absolutely.

RUSH: That’s good. I think we’re going to go with that one. WJR is a huge affiliate, and they are using the latest digital techniques on AM radio. If you could notice it on JR, that’s great. A lot of complaints about the first version, the speeded-up version. Nobody likes that. Even F. Lee Levin, who’s got the flu and is in bed rose from his bed to go to his iPhone to tell me it stunk. (laughter) So I appreciate that, Keith. Thank very much.

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