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RUSH: Listen to this. You remember, ladies and gentlemen, on the day that the Democrats passed Obamacare on that ill-fated Sunday, you had John Lewis — who had been ‘beat upside the head’ in Sel-ma — was walking next to Nancy Pelosi with giant gavel, and all these Democrats are walking through the Tea Party crowd on the way to the capitol for the final vote and they said that they were heard the N-word being shouted at them and they were being spat on. Nobody could ever find any evidence to substantiate one allegation, and yet the descent into barbarianism in Wisconsin by the left is patently obvious for everybody to see. Now, I want you to hear this. This is the Democrat Party, the same people that lied about being spit on and racist threats at the Tea Parties when nothing like that ever happened. This is yesterday outside the state capitol building, Wisconsin State Senator Glenn Grothman is chased and trapped by hecklers as he’s trying to get someplace.


RUSH: All right, that’s enough of it! They’re just shouting, ‘Shame, shame, shame, shame.’ We didn’t repeat any of the shames. Now, this guy Grothman, this guy is great. Last night on PMSNBC’s The Last Word during a discussion of why Scott Walker wants to close the capitol, this is what Grothman said.

GROTHMAN: We’re trying to keep some people out of the building because right now the building is becoming a pigsty. The building smells. We used to have nice little groups of fourth grade children walking through the building. There was something called the Senate Scholarship Program in which high school kids could track us around. All that’s being shut down by a bunch of slobs taking up the building! We can no longer continue to have all these slobs in the building. College students who are having a fun party, that’s largely who’s in the building overnight — and if you get up early and talk to who’s in the building at seven a.m., you will find it is largely college students and hangers-on having a party in the state capitol.

RUSH: Why not? Nobody’s teaching anybody anything. It’s just a bunch of rabble-rousers and so forth, plus union thugs join together in creating a pigsty — and we know that they create pigsties, especially compared to Tea Party rallies. You look at any public grounds where these people have been: The trash is littered everywhere, trash cans are overturned, beer cans, bong pipes. Hell, it’s all over there. The Tea Party people, you don’t find anything. Not even a discarded tissue. Hell, these leftist protesters, leave Kotex! Used Kotex, everything is littering the sidewalks and the streets. It doesn’t matter. It’s the height of pigsty-ism. They’re just all over the place out there. Here’s Grothman again. He was asked, ‘Senator, before we go, I want to get one clarification from you about the crowds. Are you saying that all these protesters here are slobs?’

GROTHMAN: No, of course not. But the people who are staying overnight are largely making a mess of our capitol. That’s what you’re addressing. Why are we keeping people out of the building? Because we do not want to have so many people there overnight defacing our beautiful capitol. If you would interview all the people who are creating a ruckus, the vast majority who are here today are not police officers or nurses. They’re either college students or hangers on — or unemployed people just looking for somewhere to hang on.

RUSH: Right. The Democrats and the media want you to think it’s just a bunch of average, hardworking out of working, valiant teachers, firefighters and so forth, and it’s a bunch of slobs. Maggot-infested, dope-smoking, damn it, hell, longhaired, the whole nine yards. You got longhaired, maggot-infested, dope-smoking FM rock ‘n’ roller types, exactly who they are. Bong pipes, you name it. Now, I’m gonna tell you something: What Governor Walker and other governors around the country are offering public sector unions is beyond generous. It’s outlandish, it’s irresponsible. Wisconsin bureaucrats ought to be kissing this governor’s feet for what he’s offering them during these economic times.

States that are running deficits should not be contributing to pensions or health care plans. Now, that may sound cruel or unfair, but what’s fair? Fair is spending money that you have. Fair is spending your own money that you have. Now, in the private sector, when the money runs out, jobs go away. Businesses go away. When the money is running out, all but the essentials are dropped. Free office lunches, businesses trips, bonuses, new office furniture, upgraded computers, software, health insurance, contributions to retirement accounts: all that gone. To continue to pay for anything beyond keeping the lights on and salaries is plain stupid if the goal is to keep the business alive. See, in the private sector the purpose of a business is not to give you health care.

In the private sector the purpose of a business is not to give you a retirement or sick days or trips to the vet. In the public sector, that’s exactly what jobs are seen as. It makes me sick. Can you tell I’m in a kind of a ticked-off mood today? I mean, it makes me sick to watch angry, militant, ungrateful state employees WITH JOBS complain that they can’t receive extravagant benefit and pension contributions from people who have no money because they are out of work. No one’s asked them to dip into their savings. That’s what people in the private sector are having to do. God bless, this is so upside down. When the money runs out, there should be zero contributions to pensions and health insurance — and if that doesn’t cover the tab, then the job is cut.

Now, this governor, Governor Walker, is as generous a boss as there is in the real world, where businesses have to stand on their own two feet and on their own balance sheets. We’re not talking about soldiers at war dying for their country. I understand paying warriors to protect the country and going deep into debt to do it, and for police and firemen. But, for crying out loud, here, we are not talking about people in foxholes! We’re talking about people like all the rest of us, and yet we are expected to put public sector union members on a pedestal and sell off our private property to damn-near fully fund every benefit beyond salary they have and what they are demanding? Nobody gets that kind of deal in the real world! Bureaucrats are not a protected species. They aren’t on some endangered list. They’re a dime a dozen like the rest of us. Charles de Gaulle didn’t say much I liked, but this he did say: ‘Graveyards are full of indispensable men.’


RUSH: I’m just saying, folks, anybody who bows down to this kind of behavior that we are seeing in Wisconsin (and we’re gonna see it in Ohio and Indiana) has no business being in charge of other people’s money. When the money runs out, dip into your own pockets like everybody else. That’s what’s fair. You don’t go run down to your neighbor and say, ‘Give me some money,’ but that’s what these union people are doing throughout the states of Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana. It’s gotta stop.


RUSH: This is Mary in Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin. Hi. Great to have you on the program.

CALLER: Hi, Rush. Dittos. I called because I’ve been out of the state for a week or so for a trade show and I’m just livid. When I came back through Milwaukee I heard a couple, I would say, they’re probably fifties, 60-ish, talking about they’re here to protest in Wisconsin, and I’d like to say people, ‘Stay home,’ ’cause I am sick and tired of these people coming in, because I live in southwest Wisconsin, rural area. We have a school district that has five fifth graders in it. We have school systems that are 278, K through 12, with administrators making a hundred K when the average per capita income in our area is around 26 to $32,000 a year, and they’re not getting the education that they really need to compete in the world.

RUSH: No, they’re not, but you just mentioned it, you are paying through the nose for it. Interesting these protesters are 50, 60, 70 years old. Still reliving the glory days from the sixties.


RUSH: Back to the phones we go. This is Melanie. She’s 14. She’s in Thorndale, Pennsylvania. Glad you called, Melanie. Hi.

CALLER: Hello, Mr. Limbaugh. Thank you so much for taking my call.

RUSH: Yes.

CALLER: And thank you to my dad, the best dad in the world for introducing me to your show.

RUSH: Well, thank you very much. You’re more than welcome.

CALLER: Well, here’s what I was gonna say. Aren’t these liberals and teachers littering all over the city of Madison? Aren’t they the ones who tell us that littering hurts the planet?

RUSH: Exactly right. That is an excellent point. You’re right on the money. The same people lecturing us on all this pollution and stuff are the ones trashing every event they attend. Littering. You’re exactly right. Chief Noc-A-Homa is crying tears every time he sees it. Excellent point, Melanie, I’m glad you called. You’re off to a good start in life.

CALLER: Thank you so much.

RUSH: You bet. By the way, why are you not in school today? Is it teachers meetings, school break, spring break —

CALLER: Oh, no, I’m homeschooled but I’ve been working while I’ve been waiting, so —

RUSH: Oh, okay. Your homeschooled, so that means your mom or dad teach you?

CALLER: Yes, my mom does.

RUSH: What are you gonna do if she goes on strike?

CALLER: (laughing) Gosh, I don’t know. I just keep working ’cause —

RUSH: You know, she’s a teacher, she could demand that you pay a bigger pension and health benefits for her. You gotta be prepared, anything can happen.


RUSH: Just kidding. You understand I’m just kidding?

CALLER: Yeah, I know.

RUSH: Yeah, okay. All right. And Chief Noc-A-Homa, the mascot for the Atlanta Braves, I was just teasing about that. It’s Iron Eyes Cody that was crying in a litter commercial. That was before you were born. Melanie, the anti-litter people used to run as a public service announcement a commercial of people like your family driving along an interstate highway, mom and dad, the 2.8 kids, you know, having a Big Mac in the backseat, the little kid throws the wrapper out the back window and the camera would zero in on chief Cody as a founder of the country, of course one with the earth, and he would have a tear strolling down, streaming down his cheek over this wonderful land that he used to own but no longer did ’cause he was conquered, crying.

CALLER: That’s just pathetic.

RUSH: Oh, but it was a great tear-jerker back in the day. I think the chief’s now in the casino business, but back then he was a TV star in commercials for anti-pollution. You are extremely observant. I’m glad you called. I’m happy to know you’re in the audience, Melanie, and thank you very much for calling.

CALLER: Oh, thank you, Rush.

RUSH: You bet. Pleasure’s mine. ‘Thank you, Rush.’ I like that. Yeah, a momentary confusion, Chief Noc-A-Homa and Chief Cody. Well, chief Noc-A-Homa was the Indian in the tepee at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium. When the Braves hit a home run, Chief Noc-A-Homa would come out and do a rain dance or something. (interruption) Did Chief Noc-A-Homa have different color smoke? Oh, that’s right, Chief Noc-A-Homa was Milwaukee. It was the Milwaukee Braves and the smoke would come out of the tepee when somebody on the Braves hit a home run. They moved to Atlanta, they changed the color of the smoke. It was at the same time of the Tomahawk Chop. I don’t know when the Braves retired Chief Noc-A-Homa and I don’t know when they got rid of the Tomahawk Chop, if they ever have. I don’t know if the Tomahawk Chop is still done or not.

And, by the way, a little known secret, Iron Eyes Cody in that commercial was not an Indian. No ho-ho-ho-ho-ho. It was typical left-wing flimflammery. He was Italian. Chief Iron Eyes Cody was born Espera Oscar de Corti in Kaplan, Louisiana. He was the son of Antonio de Corti and his wife Francesca Salpietra. They were immigrants from Sicily. He died at the age of 94 in 1999. Just couldn’t handle any more pollution.


RUSH: Dan in St. Louis, welcome to the EIB Network. Great to have you on the program. Hello.

CALLER: Mega self-employed dittos, Rush.

RUSH: Thank you very much, sir.

CALLER: It’s a distinct pleasure to talk to you today.

RUSH: Thank you for that.

CALLER: Thank you, and I wish you good health and Godspeed.

RUSH: Yeah, thank you very much for that, too.

CALLER: I had a question for the all-knowing, all-seeing Maha Rushie. With the president telling people to stop ‘demonizing’ the public sector workers in Wisconsin —

RUSH: That’s right.

CALLER: — I was wondering, aren’t the Republican legislature and Republican governor of Wisconsin public service employees also?

RUSH: And they are our neighbors! They are our neighbors, and they are our friends, and they do barbecues and all the things that other neighbors and friends do. Yeah, you’re right.

CALLER: Well, it’s surprising to see all the Nazi and Hitler and Mubarak signs outside the capitol, and just seems to me that that’s kind of a denigration and a demonization.

RUSH: You know, by golly, you’re right! Public workers are being vilified, despite the president’s commands. Let’s see, the president’s 0-for-2 here. He’s called for ‘civility,’ and his troops aren’t being civil, and he said that we must not vilify these public sector people — they work for us; they’re our neighbors — and they’re being vilified. Denigrated, in fact, if you will.

CALLER: Well, I’ll tell you what, my idea of happiness is the opportunity to be able to get up every day and work my own job and be able to listen to you.

RUSH: Well, I appreciate that. I really do. I thank you very much that. That’s great, Dan. Thanks a whole lot. I appreciate it. You have a good day, okay?

CALLER: You, too. Thank you.

RUSH: Dan in St. Louis.

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