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RUSH: Jimmy, Kansas City, Missouri. Thanks for waiting.

CALLER: Mega dittos, Rush.

RUSH: Thank you. Thanks very much. Good to have you here.

CALLER: From a Rocky Patel cigar smoker and Kansas City UAW Claycomo in Missouri, in desperate need of a Rush Pac.

RUSH: (laughing)

CALLER: What I wanted to call you about was I know for a fact, I worked with the UAW for many years and we’ve had a big problem with a pool hall across the street here in Claycomo and two different liquor stores at opposite sides of —

RUSH: Oh, no.

CALLER: — quarter mile —

RUSH: Thank you so much for helping me out here today.

CALLER: Well, it just seems like they come in on Friday night and cash their paychecks and also pick up a large amount of alcohol before —

RUSH: UAW workers at Claycomo are a bunch of drunken fish. They go to the pool hall, a couple bars, they get their paycheck on Friday, thanks for helping me out here, buddy.

CALLER: Well, it’s just the way it works. It just seems to be that they continue to go to these places to —

RUSH: Let me ask you Jimmy, let me ask you a question. Which came first, the Claycomo plant or the pool hall and the bars? What was there first?

CALLER: What was there?

RUSH: What was there first? Did they build the Claycomo plant next to the bars —

CALLER: Oh, no, the pool hall and the bars were there first, and the liquor stores, and this is where they cashed their checks on Friday —

RUSH: No, no. What I’m asking is, you’ve got the Claycomo plant, right?

CALLER: Correct.

RUSH: There used to be a time when there wasn’t a Claycomo plant, I mean it had been built. What I’m asking you is did the liquor store open and the bars open and the pool halls open after they built the plant, or did the Ford people or the GM people build the plant purposely close to the bars, the pool halls, and the liquor stores.

CALLER: Well, the Ford plant was there first.

RUSH: Yeah, that’s what I thought. (laughing) See, the free market at work here.

CALLER: But I just find it mind-boggling that I’ve worked there for several years, it just seems like when Friday night rolls around, they run down there, they cash their checks, and everybody is walking out with booze, and I’m getting tired of working with a lot of these drunks.

RUSH: Yeah, but — (laughing) — so the liquor store owner and the pool hall guy and the bar owner, said, ‘Ooh, auto plant!’ that’s the free market. That’s how it works.

CALLER: Yes, sir.

RUSH: Back in the old days you could talk to the guys that ran professional wrestling, and they knew, they always scheduled the matches on Friday night on payday.

CALLER: (laughing) Well, more than anything, I’m just getting tired of my life being in danger from people that come back from lunch a little bit intoxicated and yet they don’t want to take a wage cut to help out and help save the company.

RUSH: Well, look, you’re obviously giving firsthand witness testimony here.

CALLER: Oh, ho, yes, I am.

RUSH: And you sound very passionate, enthusiastic, and jocular about this, but I do not wish to cast these kinds of aspersions at large on members of the United Auto Workers.

CALLER: And I understand that also, but my life is in danger with some of these employees.

RUSH: Well, so you still work there then.

CALLER: Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah, but.

RUSH: You don’t go to these places at five o’clock on Friday?

CALLER: Well, on lunchtime and during the evening shift, it just seems to be a regular thing to where people enjoy not only cashing their check but buying up alcohol before they return back at work, and it just —

RUSH: Well, can you really blame ’em, the state of the auto industry, the state of the country, people feel like they’ve got no future, they’ve got no hope, no health care? I’m surprised this is still going on after Obama was elected, but still, these people have been told that there’s no future in the country, they’ve been told that it’s horrible. Obama says it’s going to get much, much worse out there. And some people, you know, we all choose to deal with our stress in different ways.

CALLER: Well, I understand that, and, yes, we can.

RUSH: (laughing)

CALLER: (laughing)

RUSH: No, it’s become ‘no, we can’t.’

CALLER: Well, I wish they wouldn’t.

RUSH: It’s become ‘no, we can’t.’ I wish we could —

CALLER: Thank you much, Rush.

RUSH: All right, Jimmy. Thanks much for the call. By the way, a disclaimer here. The views expressed by the caller on this show do not necessarily represent the views of the staff, management, of this show nor me, who is the staff and management.

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