RUSH: Here’s a short review of some of the egregious instances of gate rape going on at airports: A cancer surviving flight attendant was forced to remove her prosthetic breast; a woman whose pants the TSA’s hands went down; a woman who was singled out because she was wearing a skirt; a cancer survivor who, due to an enhanced TSA pat-down, broke the seal on his urostomy bag and was left humiliated, in tears, and covered in his own urine; and a little boy randomly selected for an enhanced screening by the TSA. So the examples are legion, and they are numerous, and they’re all over the place, and the number of terrorists caught by the TSA is at zero. They haven’t snatched anybody. They haven’t caught a single terrorist because they’re a year behind on everything.
RUSH: Eric, Columbia, South Carolina, nice to have you on the Rush Limbaugh program. Hi.
CALLER: Rush, it’s an honor. Mega Rush Baby dittos.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: And it’s great to speak with you.
RUSH: Thank you very much, sir.
CALLER: Great. I just heard something this morning that I thought you’d get a kick out of, and it’s perfect example that entrepreneurism is still alive here in America.
CALLER: I heard that now you can get these underpants where if you do do the screening, when the picture shows up on the screen, there is a fig leaf — kind of Adam and Eve-style — blocking your genital area. I thought that that was hilarious, and even though it probably will prompt you to get the full frisking after that, I thought you’d get a kick out of that.
RUSH: It’s underwear with a picture of a fig leaf on it?
CALLER: Yeah, yeah. I don’t know what it’s made out of, what would cause it to show up on the screen.
RUSH: I guarantee you… Those underpants would guarantee you a pat down.
CALLER: Yeah, exactly. I don’t know if they make bras for women, but I all I heard was they were boxers like underpants for guys, so…
CALLER: Who knows? Maybe someone that you know can come up with the bra version.
RUSH: Well, you’re right about one thing: The entrepreneurial spirit. (laughing) There are people who’ll try to capitalize financially on this. There’s no question.
RUSH: You’re absolutely right. Eric, thanks much for the call.
CALLER: Thank you, sir.
RUSH: I appreciate it. (interruption) What? (sigh) I don’t know, but I guarantee you if you get one of these things with a fig leaf in your underwear you’re just inviting it.
RUSH: Bruce, Romulus, Michigan, great to have you on the EIB-Network, sir, hi.
CALLER: Hello, Ma’Rush and mega dittos from the Great Lakes. Honor sir.
RUSH: Thank you very much, sir.
CALLER: Thank you for taking my call.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: Rush, a big question: Who — who? — gave the TSA the power to make all these so-called laws and gave ’em unlimited authority to make us comply under penalty of prosecution if we don’t comply? Who gave ’em that right? I just need to know. Who gave it to them?
RUSH: I would assume that it’s in the Patriot Act.
CALLER: Very good.
RUSH: Just assuming.
RUSH: And if it’s not, they’ve appointed it to themselves to have that power to do so — under the threat of terrorism, emergency, suspension of constitutional rights or what have you. What gives them the — not so much the right, but what convinces them they can get away with it is that very few people will object. That’s where they’re seeing that they’re wrong. This may be a tipping point. I don’t know. It keeps effervescing. This story does not die down. There are more and more examples of this happening every day. So we shall see. Who’s next? Randy in –What is this? — Manns Choice, Pennsylvania. Manns Choice? Manns Choice, Pennsylvania? Where’s that?
CALLER: Manns Choice, Pennsylvania, is in South Central PA. And dittos from Manns Choice, Rush.
RUSH: Yeah. There’s a reason behind the name of that town, Manns Choice?
CALLER: About 200 years ago a man named Job Mann, M-a-n-n, selected it as his choice for a post office.
CALLER: Kind of interesting.
RUSH: There it is. My question today, Rush —
RUSH: Too bad the —
CALLER: I’m sorry.
RUSH: — choice doesn’t extend beyond the post office, but you take what you can get. What were you saying? (laughing)
CALLER: My question today is, where are the men of America? Where are the member who are standing still while somebody searches their privates on their wives’ body? Where are the men? Where is the father of the girl and the grandfather of the girl, the 16-year-old he was taking into a private room and a body cavity search was done to her?
RUSH: They are being conditioned to life under the police state.
CALLER: But, Rush, I’m a man. You’re a man. How would you allow this to happen to your wife? I’m not gonna stand —
RUSH: Well, I’m getting e-mail. Since you bring this up, I’m routinely getting e-mails from guys who say they wouldn’t put up with it, but I don’t see anybody doing anything about it.
CALLER: And that shocks me. That just shocks me. Where are the macho men?
RUSH: Does it really shock you?
RUSH: I mean, you’ve got these armed guards. They have unlimited power. They can throw you in jail at the snap of their fingers. People know it’s a police state. Does it really shock you —
CALLER: Absolutely, it does.
RUSH: — that people are dealing with it by going to the media later rather than confronting the agents at the time?
CALLER: I guess I’m still trusting of the fact that America is a free place to live, and I absolutely am shocked by it, that men — real men — are gonna stand by and allow this to happen.
RUSH: Well… (sigh) Using your definition, there aren’t any real men, because nobody’s stopping it.
CALLER: I guess you’re right. I hate to admit that, but I guess you’re right.
RUSH: Well, but they’re plenty livid about it. That’s tough. That’s a big blanket statement: Where are the men? Now, there’s no denying that we’ve been chickified in our culture. You claim that you would, if it was your kid?
RUSH: Regardless of punishment?
RUSH: What would you do?
CALLER: I tell you, Rush, I stand six foot four and way 320 pounds.
RUSH: Okay so you’d hit ’em. What good would that do?
CALLER: Well, Rush —
RUSH: You’d just have a bunch of them descend on you with billy=clubs and they’d put the guns pointed at you.
CALLER: How long do we stand by and allow these things to go on? Surely somewhere we have to take a stand. Surely somewhere.
RUSH: Well, that is the question.
CALLER: When do we take up arms in this country to save our country from — and I don’t consider myself a radical, but when do we take up arms in this country to save ourselves from Obammer? This is just one of the spokes in the wheel of misfortune that’s taken over this country, and we see it slowly sinking day after day after day.
RUSH: You don’t need to go to that extreme. Just call the ACLU.
RUSH: (laughing) Just kidding. Just lighten the moment here. We just took a stand at the ballot box. We’re gonna take another one in 2012. We took a stand over immigration. I think you’re in the middle of one of these popular uprisings. You’re in the middle of it and you’re seeing it. It’s not armed, but you are seeing it.
And I gotta go. Appreciate the call.