RUSH: Anyway, who’s next on this program? Linda in Jackson, Mississippi. Hello.
CALLER: Hello, Mr. Limbaugh.
RUSH: Hi Linda, how are you?
CALLER: I’m just wonderful. Thank you so much —
RUSH: You’re welcome.
CALLER: — for educating me in the ways of politics.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: And thank you so much for taking my call.
RUSH: You’re welcome.
CALLER: I had a very simple little question I’ve thought of for probably ten years, maybe not that long. I wanted to ask you, and then I told Mr. Snerdley I had one simple question, I decided maybe I should make it as a statement, therefore being a perfectly honest, wonderful human being you are, you would not be forced to have to answer. So I’ve concluded over listening to a few statements that you’ve made over the years that you must practice TM. And you don’t have to answer me if you don’t want to, because you are such a wonderful, gracious gentleman, one of the things —
RUSH: Well, now, wait a second, but you are curious. I understand the structure that you have created here, making your statement in observation form, thereby not requiring me to provide an answer, but you still are curious.
CALLER: I’m still what?
RUSH: You’re not curious?
CALLER: I am curious.
RUSH: You are curious, yes.
CALLER: But I didn’t want to put you on the spot because —
RUSH: Well, you’re not putting me on the spot.
CALLER: Well, it’s a question that may ostracize you a little bit because it’s looked upon as kind of, you know, something strange to practice, Transcendental Meditation.
RUSH: Cosmic consciousness? There’s nothing strange about —
CALLER: It’s not, maybe not more so where you’re from than where I’m from. It is not as strange as —
RUSH: How many times a day do you meditate?
CALLER: Twice a day for thirty years.
RUSH: Are you on the road to cosmic consciousness?
CALLER: I would like to think so, yes, sir.
RUSH: Because that’s the objective of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
CALLER: Yes, sir, and I think you’re very much there, too, because you keep bumping into me in my lucid dreams.
RUSH: A-ha. That helps a lot. So when you are meditating, which is another way to lucid dream —
CALLER: No, no, lucid dream is when you’re asleep.
RUSH: Oh, you’re talking about when you’re sleeping.
CALLER: Yes, meditating.
RUSH: Linda? Linda, I’ve heard that line before. I mean, when I was younger, I used to use that line all the time. You know I had a dream about you?
CALLER: No, it’s not that kind of dream. A lucid dream is when you observe your dreams.
RUSH: Yeah, but I mean I’m still in ’em.
CALLER: Yeah. It’s not a pickup line. I’m not trying to pick you up.
RUSH: Well, I didn’t think you were.
CALLER: Although, you did make a comment once a couple years ago, my husband and I heard you talking about being at a party and that you wished you could meet some real people. We volunteer. We’re real people. We would love to meet you.
RUSH: Oh, that’s awfully sweet. You’ve got a great memory. I do not practice Transcendental Meditation. I know people who have, and that’s why I know the terminology.
CALLER: Good. Okay.
RUSH: And I know about the mantras.
RUSH: I have talked about Maharishi University, which is in Iowa.
CALLER: Yes, sir.
RUSH: And I did say, you know, you got a basketball team there, and I said the official cheer is ‘block that vibe,’ rather than —
CALLER: Yes, sir. Well, I thought you must have some familiarity with it, or maybe being in such a high state of consciousness as you are in, maybe that was one of the tools you used.
RUSH: Wish it were. I wish I could tell you it was, but it’s not. Even though I’m familiar with it, as I say, I’ve known some people who have done it, but they don’t do it any longer. Anyway, Linda, you’re so sweet. I’m glad you called.