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RUSH: This is Kerrville, Texas. Belinda, welcome to the EIB Network. Hi.

CALLER: Hiiiii.

RUSH: Well, that doesn’t sound very enthusiastic.

CALLER: Well… (laughs)

RUSH: ‘Hi.’

CALLER: I’m not a morning person, usually, so just —

RUSH: Well, it’s not morning.

CALLER: I know. I know. It’s going towards where I’m waning. Ha! But anyways, my point is on the fact that there’s so many ads about movie stars and greats, they’re great people, make great movies, rock people or whatever, but there’s so much attention on them and not Joe the Plumber, Sarah the Waitress. You know, so-and-so out there that is actually working day to day, whether they’re self-employed in a business. It gets me where there’s so much focus and money on them people than the people that matter, that are working hard like you mentioned about our forefathers that would work so hard. My husband is such a hard worker. We’re now self-employed in the jewelry business. It’s not a very important thing right now with the economy, but it’s what we do.

RUSH: Ha!

CALLER: (laughing)

RUSH: Ha! Wait just a second. Don’t have that attitude. No, no, no, no. Diamonds and baubles never go out of style. They either are purchased or they are a dream waiting to be realized.

CALLER: Well, let me tell you, the people —

RUSH: You hang in there.

CALLER: Yes, sir. The people that have supported us are those, a lot of Republicans, a lot of people that have worked so hard. What happened is we just fell into bad investments and such, but we’re still working hard. We’re still out there. We’re not like sitting there with our hand out like, ‘Hello, Obama! I’ve got my hand out.’

RUSH: So you’re fed up when you see these brain-dead celebrities talking about what a great guy Obama is?

CALLER: Yeah. (laughs)

RUSH: And you get mad that the media focuses so much attention on them?

CALLER: Yeah.

RUSH: Well, we’ve explained this over the years. The media is just a bunch of groupies like everybody else is around celebrities!

CALLER: I know.

RUSH: Particularly their Hollywood celebrities or big-time TV celebrities, they’re groupies. Remember, politics and media is show biz for the ugly.

CALLER: Yeah.

RUSH: And Hollywood and television is show biz for the beautiful people — and the ugly always want to pal around with the beautiful people, in this case.

CALLER: (laughing)

RUSH: Plus, in this case, they think it’s going to help Obama. They’re doing everything they can to push Obama over the top.

CALLER: Well, there’s a big influence, though, where people are just so drawn (sigh) those people that think that that type of status is so important, it’s so glamorous, yes, but, you know, you can make your own glamour by working hard, by making a point in your community.

RUSH: Right.

CALLER: You actually just going out and doing it yourself, not depending on anything else or anyone else. You know, we just take such pride in what we do and every time we’re always commented on that we have original stuff. And that’s what has kept us going. We have lived through month to month, you know, fairly decently. But, you know, it’s again that we work hard. I don’t want somebody coming in and saying, ‘You worked so hard, but it doesn’t matter. We’re going to redistribute with your money.’

RUSH: No, that’s not going to reward you for your work. They’re not going to come in and say, ‘You’re working so hard.’ They’re going to say, ‘You’ve got too much.’ They’re gonna say, ‘You can do with a little less.’ They’ll do something. Look, the way you answered the phone here, ‘Hiiii,’ and you think that it’s morning when it’s coming up on two in the afternoon in Texas, are you coming down with a cold or anything?

CALLER: (laughing) No. Like I said, my energy is just low when I have to get up during the day for whatever reason.

RUSH: I wouldn’t risk it. Have you heard of Zicam?

CALLER: Uh, yes.

RUSH: You need to go out and get some, just swab your nose. You can’t take a chance. You sound run-down out there.

CALLER: We just had a heavy weekend. We just had our market.

RUSH: Don’t take any chances. Go out and get some Zicam. If you come down with something, it will stop it right away.

CALLER: Oh, no.

RUSH: Your voice sounds (pinching nose) don’t argue.

CALLER: (laughing) Believe me, I’m a natural person.

RUSH: This is natural!

CALLER: I have hardly… If I get a cold a year, that’s all I get.

RUSH: Okay, fine. I’m just telling you, if you think you’re coming down with one — I think you are, but of course what do I know?

CALLER: (laughing)

RUSH: I would go get some and swab your nose. I’ll tell you what else I’m going to do. I am going to send you a copy of Vince Flynn’s latest novel.

CALLER: Okay.

RUSH: (snorts) Okay. In addition to Vince Flynn’s latest novel, I’m going to buy you a car.

CALLER: (laughing) We need one. (laughing) I appreciate, though, Rush I really do. I know my tone doesn’t sound like I do, but I really do.

RUSH: All right, since everything’s going to be taken away from you, I’m going to get you a car that they can take away, too.

CALLER: (laughing)

RUSH: I’m going to get you a General Motors car. I’m not sure what kind yet — don’t go away — as long as you try the Zicam.

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