RUSH: Charlie in West Chester, Pennsylvania, great to have you on the EIB Network, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Rush, it is an honor, 19-year dittos. I love the night we saw you on the Rush to Excellence Tour in Philadelphia. I’m so glad to talk to you.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: My point — (laughs) it made me laugh when you were talking about the law with the car doors. This pales in comparison to what really is out there with the Porkulus bill, but to hear you talking about the bike riders? There are a lot of us out here that are in that evil 2% Algore talked about of wage earners on bicycles, custom-made. I’ve been car-doored and hit twice. But two of the times, the police officer, I have broken bones, stitches — and I understand, I’ve ridden down where you live, that we’re all over the place.
RUSH: I have a question here. I have never been car-doored.
CALLER: It hurts!
RUSH: Why are you so damn close to the car? You’re on a bike. You’ve got all the lane room in the world, unless you’re in a pack of bikers and you can’t move.
CALLER: Great question. I like that. We’re going through a town, and you’re looking for them, you’re your head’s on a swivel. You’re listening. You hear ’em coming. I can feel a car without even seeing it. And there was a tinted window car, and like you said, ‘Get on the sidewalk.’ Can’t do that. That’s illegal. Stay as far right as you can. You have traffic passing you.
RUSH: I know, and kind of tees me off. The sidewalks are for pedestrians, the streets are for pedestrians when they happen to wander in one, and now the streets are for bike riders — and we automobile drivers, what do we do, we have to give way we have to yield to everybody who streets are not designed for.
CALLER: Exactly. It’s not like Europe. Your point’s valid, but now I’m defenseless. I’m on an 18-pound bicycle, and this mini-van, the door, she swings it open. I didn’t go over it. I lept into the car, and it destroyed a very expensive bike. The guy that turned left in front of me, I’m sitting there with my leg up and they required a tourniquet, and the police officer —
RUSH: Yeah, yeah, yeah.
CALLER: — who responded looked at me and said it’s my fault.
RUSH: So it’s a problem, right?
CALLER: Oh, it is. Without a doubt.
RUSH: Well, all right, everything’s a problem if you listen to the right people. There’s not a thing in the world that’s not a problem. It’s a problem. It’s just that some of these problems, you’ve gotta keep the government out of them. I guess that’s a lost cause. C.J. in East Texas, I got 45 seconds, but I wanted to get to you. Hello.
CALLER: (garbled) Oh, my! Jeez! I can’t believe it. Thank you for taking my call and thank you for talking to me. I might work for McDonald’s, but, hey! Marijuana out to be legal! I’m telling you, it could balance the budget. I’ve been saying that for years and my talk shows when I was on the radio — and, my God Almighty, Rush, it’s so awesome to talk to you, brother!
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I love you — and I’m telling you, it ought to be legal. It’s not going to be any worse than the stimulus package. It could help because it’s going to be smoked no matter what they do. God bless you, Mr. Limbaugh. If I could work for you, all I want is a hut.
RUSH: C.J. in East Texas, the robust, passionate case for legalization of mari’juana and also offering to work for me for nothing more than a hut. It’s enticing.