RUSH: Here is Ken in Brooklyn. Ken, welcome to the EIB Network, sir. You’re next.
CALLER: Nice to be on your show, Rush, thanks.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: You know, for once I agree with something you said.
RUSH: What’s that?
CALLER: I’m a typical, you know, quote, unquote, liberal. That we should open up more refineries and produce more, not drill more, not go into ANWR, not do a lot of things, but produce more, yeah.
RUSH: Well, how are we going to produce more? How are we gonna refine more if we don’t have more to refine?
CALLER: Well, it goes back to the merger I think a year ago with the two biggest oil companies merging, made the biggest corporate merger in history. We have to realize that the man behind the curtain in our government is Big Oil. They own presidents; they rig elections; they are in complete control; they are aligned with the military. In fact, every time a war breaks out, gas spikes 50 cents a gallon.
CALLER: And we have to deregulate. I mean, we have to unmonopolize the oil business. We have to not be under their thumb and not, you know, be the people ignoring the shoes and the cuffs behind the curtains, we have to stand up to Big Oil.
CALLER: Now, that doesn’t mean not producing more petroleum refineries.
CALLER: But I think we’re being strong-armed by Big Oil with high gas prices —
CALLER: — to make us say uncle for ANWR.
RUSH: Hm-hm. What do you mean, uncle for ANWR? What do you mean?
CALLER: I think they’re raising the prices to make us cry ‘ouch.’
RUSH: So that they can grab more oil to monopolize us with?
CALLER: So that they’ll ply us away from resisting ANWR.
RUSH: I see, the lights are going off now. So this is all a ruse to get us to drill for more oil so we’ll have even more monopolistic control over us?
CALLER: Pretty much, yeah.
RUSH: Okay. So you think Big Oil is pretty much unregulated, they get to do whatever they want to do, whenever they want to do it?
CALLER: Well, did anyone see a trial for John Lennon’s murder? They own the media.
RUSH: I see your point.
CALLER: And, by the way, did you know Bill Clinton met with Stephen King in the mid-nineties in the White House?
RUSH: Stephen King or Stevie Wonder?
CALLER: Author Stephen King —
RUSH: Stephen King.
CALLER: — and Bill Clinton met.
RUSH: That’s right, I forgot, damn it, you’re right.
CALLER: And Nixon and Reagan used him to kill John Lennon.
RUSH: Well, you can’t leave Stephen King out of this.
CALLER: No, he’s the evil ogre that haunts us in the middle of our dreams.
RUSH: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, Nixon and Reagan used Stephen King to wipe out Lennon —
RUSH: — and Monday Night Football so that Cosell would be able to announce the assassination.
CALLER: Like the Roman arena. And we never did see a trial.
RUSH: No, but I mean the lunatic that shot Lennon got sent up.
CALLER: A year-and-a-half after the murder he pled guilty behind closed doors. There was no trial.
CALLER: Yoko didn’t complain. She used Nixon as the ace-in-the-hole.
RUSH: And Big Oil was behind this?
CALLER: Well, Big Oil wants that oil, and they knew John Lennon was the one thing that would have stood up to this war and united the public against it.
RUSH: John Lennon would stand up to which war?
CALLER: This war we’re in right now. They had to plan 20 years ahead —
RUSH: You mean Big Oil working with Nixon and Reagan and Stephen King wiped out John Lennon back in, what was it, the seventies?
CALLER: 1980, December —
CALLER: On Jim Morrison’s birthday, 1980.
RUSH: That’s right. No coincidence there, either, is there?
RUSH: So you have 24 years ago Nixon and Reagan conspiring with Stephen King to convince some idiot to go out and waste Lennon because they —
CALLER: No, no, no, no, no. Stephen King —
RUSH: Well, because they knew 24 years later we’d be in Iraq, and only John Lennon could stop it?
CALLER: That’s right.
RUSH: Okay, that last caller, what was that last caller’s name? Ken from Brooklyn. He was right about two things. He was right when he said that we haven’t built a refinery in too many years, and he was really right when he said he was a typical liberal. I, ladies and gentlemen, had planned on offering — because he was talking about oil and pollution — I was going to give him a Rush PAC. I was going to give him a Rush PAC from Allen Brothers, great steaks and hamburgers and hotdogs, I was going to give him one of those just to be nice, but I gave up the plan halfway through the call because I figured all the guy would do is take it out and lay it at the grave of John Lennon and who knows what would happen to it then, so I decided against it.