RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen… (sigh) This is just indescribable. It’s unbelievably hysterical. The sad thing is that the mayor of New York is dead serious about this. Last night in Las Vegas.
BLOOMBERG: The blackout that hit New York and the Northeast five years ago was a wake-up call that it was time for us to change course, and fast. Some evidence shows that wind farms located far off our shores could meet up to 10% of our city’s electricity needs within a decade. So when it takes to producing clean power, we’re determined to make New York the number one city in the nation.
RUSH: Now, wait a second. Do you know what he’s talking about? He wants windmills atop the skyscrapers, on tops of the bridges. Mayor, if the liberals in Cape Cod led by Senator Kennedy would not allow windmills 30 miles away from them, what makes you think the liberals in New York are going to allow these windmills on top of skyscrapers? We’re not going to allow it. We are not going to have a windmill farm on top of the EIB Building in Midtown Manhattan! It’s not going to happen. Tops of bridges? Imagine putting one on top of the Chrysler Building; imagine putting one on top of the Statue of Liberty. He’s totally out of his mind. They’re all nuts. There’s something about this green movement that has got a poison flowing through the minds of these people.
Schwarzenegger is gone. We have totally lost Schwarzenegger! He’s about on the same page as Obama in saying things that make sense these days. We’re losing our guys. (interruption) Well, that’s another thing you gotta consider. What about those two hawks? Those two hawks led to the breakup of Paula Zahn’s marriage. Well, it was in part, yeah, because her husband was the co-op board president of that building. And those two hawks, they didn’t want the hawks there. The hawks are doing some crazy things. They didn’t want the nest there. Some of the people wanted the hawks there. There was a bunch of strife over these birds. Anyway, the hawks caused friction. Imagine what is going to happen to the birds in Manhattan with all these windmills, when you put windmills in Central Park? Here is one more Bloomberg bite.
BLOOMBERG: It would be a thing of beauty if, when Lady Liberty looks out on the horizon, she not only welcomes new immigrants to our shores lights their way with a torch powered by an ocean wind farm.
RUSH: (laughing out loud) Sorry, folks. This is the mayor of New York City, and he’s serious.
RUSH: I was looking for something here. You know, I can’t get over, ladies and gentlemen, this notion of windmills in New York City on tops of the bridges and skyscrapers, a windmill farm out there, before you get to the Statue of Liberty. And I had a story here in the stack, I didn’t get to it, but they’ve got a windmill farm somewhere out in Oregon, and the people who live near it are going nuts by the frequencies put out by the turbines. You need power for a windmill farm to work. I’ve gotta find the story, I won’t be able to do it before we close out today, but I’ll find this story and I’ll have it for you tomorrow, ’cause it’s hilarious to read this. All of these do-gooder green people, ‘We’ll put up a windmill farm and we’ll save energy and we’ll save the planet,’ and they’re literally being driven nuts by it because of something related to the noise. I mean they’re loud as hell. Remember that guy from Pennsylvania yesterday who did everything he could to keep a Wal-Mart from being built in his neighborhood. So the place where they were going to build a Wal-Mart, they put in a recycling center that recycles steel, and the thing sounds like bombs are going off all day and night, and people there are going nuts, too, all in the pursuit of a green lifestyle.
RUSH: RUSH: I have an idea for Mayor Bloomberg, Statue of Liberty. Get rid of the torch. Replace the torch with a windmill. Let the newly arriving immigrants be greeted by Lady Liberty and a windmill.