RUSH: Mr. Snerdley, do you find insulation to be sexy stuff? The president of the United States does. Barack Hussein Obama, mmm, mmm, mmm, went to a Home Depot today to talk about Cash for Caulkers. He wants to get people caulking their windows to weatherize their houses. And of course the first question that comes to mind is why, if there’s global warming and everything’s heating up, why do we have to worry about loss of heat inside our homes? It’s silly. ‘I know the idea may not be very glamorous, although I get pretty excited about it.’ Energy efficiency and retrofitting are sexy, he says. ‘Insulation is sexy stuff. Here’s what’s sexy about it: saving money.’ And people are trying to keep their houses, they’re trying to stay in them, and Obama is out there — this is a result, by the way, of the jobs summit, this is one of the things that came out of the jobs summit. It really is amazing to watch all this.
RUSH: Now, I want to go back to this business of Obama saying that caulking and insulation is ‘sexy’ because he went to Home Depot today in Virginia and talked about the need to weatherize our houses, even in the face of all of this massive heat coming our way with global warming. And he announced a program called Cash for Caulkers. Included in this we’re going to be buy appliances now for Obama voters. We’re going to buy ’em energy efficient refrigerators and dishwashers, microwaves, and what have you. Now, we’ve already bought Obama’s voters automobiles. We are paying Obama voters’ mortgages. We have dumbed down the schools for Obama voters and their parents to the point that they are no longer acceptable for any parent with half a brain. Now we’ve got this. But I want to take you back, ladies and gentlemen. My memory, don’t ever doubt it, is incredible. I wish I knew what it was that fired the neurons.
Do you remember the danger that was associated with radon? Does the name ring a bell? The possible danger of radon exposure in dwellings was discovered in 1984 when Stanley Watras, an employee at the Limerick nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania, set off the radiation alarms on his way to work for two weeks while authorities searched for the source of the contamination. They found that the source was high levels of radon — about 100,000 Bq/m3 — in his house’s basement, and it was not related to the nuclear plant. The risks associated with living in his house were estimated to be equivalent to smoking 135 packs of cigarettes every day. Following this highly publicized event, national radon safety standards were set, and radon detection and ventilation became a standard homeowner concern…’ Now, how much more radon is going to be captured and kept in our homes as a result of Obama’s new sexy insulation plan? You have to look at the unintended consequences of all this.
RUSH: Butler, Indiana. Great to have you. I’m really glad you waited. Thanks for your patience.
CALLER: Rush, it’s a pleasure. I’ve listened to you for 20-some years, and you are truly a patriot.
RUSH: Thank you, sir, very much.
CALLER: Rush, I have to confess to you, I’m living in fear right now, and I’m very confused, and I’ll tell you why. I woke up this morning and I felt brave and I felt intelligent, but I’m sitting five feet away from one of these window blinds and I’m not sure what to do. It’s looking at me and I don’t know what to do, if I should get a manual —
RUSH: I tell you, it may attack.
CALLER: That’s what I’m sorta thinking, I’m not sure if I should call somebody, is there like a commission that could take care of this blind for me because —
RUSH: They’ve been recalled, 50 million sets of window blinds have been recalled because kids might strangle themselves on the cords.
CALLER: Well, you know, that’s a whole ‘nother issue. Rush, I wanted to tell you, I woke up this morning I was feeling pretty good and after realizing I have to live in fear with these window blinds that made me afraid and then I turned on the television and I see Mr. Obama at a Home Depot, and he’s going on treating us like infantile little morons. We can’t understand or comprehend the idea of weatherproofing even though I built my home with my own two hands and he has to use an analogy to tell people, ‘Now, remember, people, think of it this way, if you see the window open and there was a 20-dollar bill and it was blowing out the window, wouldn’t you want to grab it? Well, that’s why you have to weather caulk,’ and it’s funny, with all the hot air that’s coming from Washington I’d like to send them a couple of these window blinds myself.
RUSH: You know something? It’s fatuous. Caulk your windows. Obama said insulation is sexy. I wonder if it’s sexy to Tiger. Insulation is sexy. We’re not going to have to worry about it, are we, with all the global warming that’s coming?
Jim in Livonia, Michigan. I’m glad you waited, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Yeah, Rush, longtime listener and I’d like to also continue on that caulking.
CALLER: What they don’t explain very well is the reason the outside air comes into your home. And stopping it can make the home unhealthy. For example, when you have the furnace come on or the dryer come on, air is leaving the home and must be replaced. So you mentioned earlier about radon, so if they caulk all the openings above ground, the only way that the air can come back into the home because it can’t go into a vacuum is below ground bringing in radon. So it’s just another example here where the devil’s always in the details. They don’t explain the reason that the air comes in and why it’s healthy to have it come in.
RUSH: That’s because it’s not what it’s about. Health care is not about health care, it’s about tax increases and control over people. And caulking windows, I mean it’s like Jimmy Carter’s Drive 55. The previous caller had it right. This is simply Obama telling us how stupid he thinks we are. This is one of the results of the jobs summit. Somehow this is going to create all kinds of new jobs. Get your windows caulked. It’s insulting. The whole thing is insulting.
RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, if the president of the United States considers caulking and insulation to be sexy, then the president of the United States must be a very lonely man.