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RUSH: Here is Ruth in Waverly, Ohio. Hi, Ruth. Great to have you here.

CALLER: Hello.


CALLER: First-time caller also. Well, my question kind of goes with that saying. I’m working right now, but I’m wondering why the smartest people in my graduating class, none of the girls had children, and that’s why our country is going in the downhill slide it is.

RUSH: You know what you need to do? You need to go rent a movie called Idiocracy. Have you heard of that movie?

CALLER: No, I haven’t.

RUSH: Ruth, it’s juvenile. It’s a juvenile movie, and it’s not something that you could watch with young kids, but it’s about the very premise that you are expressing concern for.

CALLER: Mmm-hmm.

RUSH: Luke Wilson stars with some starlet, I don’t remember her name, and the Army is experimenting with a program to freeze people for a year to see what happens and wake ’em up and see if they can suspend the aging process and so forth.

CALLER: Uh-huh.

RUSH: And what happens is they put them in the building, and the building gets bulldozed because the defense budget gets cut, and they’re in these chambers, life supporting chambers while frozen or suspended for 500 years, and they eventually wake up in America in the year 2500. And what’s happened is nobody with an IQ over 70 has had kids. Everybody is a blithering idiot. They try to water their crops with Gatorade! The Costco store is 99% of the whole town. Every business, like a Starbucks or a McDonald’s is a whorehouse. I mean, it’s juvenile. But it does address this whole concept of the smart people keep putting off kids and putting it off but the idiots are just procreating like rabbits out there. How old are the friends you’re talking about?

CALLER: Well, we’re 56 now.

RUSH: And you’ve got 56-year-old female friends that have never had kids?


RUSH: They regret it?

CALLER: No, they don’t, but I’m going, ‘My gosh!’

RUSH: Have you asked them why they didn’t want to have kids?

CALLER: They said they put their careers ahead of their family life.

RUSH: Well, now, that’s me, too. I mean, I understand that, but I also know that women have the biological time bomb that starts kicking in the late thirties.

CALLER: (chuckling) Yes, that’s true.

RUSH: And that’s just… There’s nothing they can do about that. It just happens.

CALLER: Well, I think it’s a sad sight that I’m seeing this country in because it’s going downhill.

RUSH: Well, you —

CALLER: All the smart people are not having children.

RUSH: You need to go rent the movie Idiocracy and it will at least make you laugh about this. I couldn’t begin to give you a reason why. I don’t know that it’s true, even, that only the stupidest among us are having kids.

CALLER: Well, the ones that can afford ’em are the ones on welfare.

RUSH: (reading transcription) The ones that can afford them are the ones on…?

CALLER: Welfare.

RUSH: No, it’s not that. No, no, no, no. No, no, no. Not entirely. The ones that can afford them are largely the ones not having them, according to your theory.

CALLER: Well, that’s true, too. But the ones having them are the only ones that can afford them.

RUSH: Not everybody having kids is on welfare!

CALLER: Oh, I’m not, and I had three.


CALLER: And I have three grandchildren.

RUSH: You disprove your own theory. It’s a problem. The Democrat Party… If it’s true, Democrat Party loves it. I mean, the Democrat Party would love it if this is the truth.

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