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RUSH: Fox News is reporting, ladies and gentlemen, that the wife of an oil executive is in the hospital after getting shrapnel in a bomb in a package, shrapnel bomb in a package. I want to know where Bill Clinton is or Eric Holder or Salazar. They have been whipping up all kinds of hatred against BP and the rest of Big Oil for all of these years, but especially now they’re out there saying BP will pay. Remember, now, the reason I bring this up is because Clinton’s out there saying that all this hate talk on the radio is leading to crimes. And they always run around and try to accuse us of inspiring these kinds of things. Now we have an actual shrapnel bomb opened by the wife of an oil exec, she’s in the hospital. It’s from five hours ago, this bomb story.

Houston: ‘A Texas woman is in stable conditioning after opening a box of chocolates that was actually a bomb. The 60-year-old victim is in stable condition after surgery. The woman opened the package on Friday July 9th, and her face was pelted with nails and tacks. Neighbors claim the package appeared as a box of chocolates left inside a gift bag. One neighbor says there was a card attached that simply said, ‘Thank you.”

Shreveport, Louisiana, TV station, KSLA Channel 12 Eyeball News has that. The woman is said to be based in Houston. It’s a Shreveport, Louisiana, story. Five hours ago and it’s receiving scant coverage, but nevertheless it’s out there.


RUSH: Brian in Wyoming. Nice to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: Thanks, Rush. I was listening to your reporting of the BP executive’s wife that was injured with that mail bomb, and that’s not unprecedented. When I was in junior high my father was on the legal team for Exxon to argue for the Alaskan pipeline.

RUSH: Oh, yeah.

CALLER: And he got a suspicious package at his office and after that the FBI came to our house and talked to us kids about not being kidnapped and looking for suspicious packages and just the day after that while we were at school my mother had to call because a package was left on our doorstep there, too. So that’s not an unprecedented thing that happened —

RUSH: No, it’s not unprecedented but look, my point is if the Democrats are gonna run around and try to blame rhetoric for the actions of people like Tim McVeigh or others, well, let’s be fair about this. Who is it that’s been ginning up all this hatred at BP and Big Oil in general, it’s Bill Clinton, it’s Barack Obama, it’s Harry Reid and Pelosi.

CALLER: Exactly.

RUSH: It was Ted Kaczynski who was the Unabomber. You know, of course it’s not unprecedented in any shape, way, manner, or form but these people need to be held accountable if they’re gonna try to hold others accountable to shut them up. By the way, what did they tell you about avoiding kidnapping?

CALLER: Well, you know, the simple things, always walk with somebody else. They made up a buddy system for us with me and my older brothers so that we all left school at the same time and my mom picked us up on a different corner of the school yard so we weren’t at the front of the school getting picked up —

RUSH: How long did this go on in your life?

CALLER: It seemed like it was just a couple months, we changed our routine up quite a bit for a couple months.

RUSH: After you got the fake bomb in the mail?


RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: One funny thing that happened, I had a wacko science teacher who wanted to recreate the trial and he didn’t know my father was one of those attorneys and he gave out assignments to all the kids, you know, like one kid had to be the tundra, one person had to be the caribou and he wanted to recreate the trial. Well, none of the kids wanted to be any of the oil executives so I said I would take all of those on and I came home and I told my dad about the assignment, and he’s kind of a grumpy old man that wasn’t very approachable I thought as a kid, but when I told him about that assignment he sort of lit up and the next day I came home and he had typed up three-by-five cards with the facts.

RUSH: (laughing.)

CALLER: And we had the trial, we had another class come in to be the jury and they had to write what they thought. It was unanimous in favor of the pipeline after I was finished.

RUSH: Way to go. I wish I had more time, but I don’t, I’ve gotta run, I have the constraints of time arguing against here. Thanks for the call, though.

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