RUSH: Anyway, let’s go to the phones, Open Line Friday, we’ll go to Jo in Thomasville, North Carolina. I’m glad you waited. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Good afternoon, Rush.
CALLER: I would like to address schools and education very quickly.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: And I can say this, if any of you gentlemen or your gentlemen listeners did, you would be verbally castrated by my species and the press so I am going to say it and I’m not afraid to. If you will trace back about 30 years and see the beginning of placements of my species — women — as principals, vice principals, chancellors, et cetera, you will start to see the creation of what I call the touchy-feely generation, “no child left behind,” every child’s equal, therefore teach to the lowest denomination. That’s an oxymoron —
CALLER: — in itself.
RUSH: Takes a village to satisfy my husband, that kind of thing —
CALLER: No. Now, I’m a 70-year-old widow of a Vietnam veteran. I work two jobs. I don’t want your feminists blasting you because I’m saying this. “Oh, she was a stay-at-home mom.” Nah-uh. Worked two jobs, broke the glass ceiling in the trucking industry which was totally male dominated.
CALLER: So you don’t need to hear any of that trap. But that’s why you’re seeing the young adults living at home now because a lot of our young parents were brought up in this situation, in this education —
RUSH: Okay, we’ve discussed it on the program before, and I’m still whole, and —
CALLER: I know you are.
RUSH: — and it’s the chickification of America. The chickification of America’s happened in education, chickification of America has happened to television news. I know exactly what you’re talking about when you say touchy-feely. Everybody knows what you mean.
CALLER: Instant gratification, Rush. That’s why these people, the younger ones looking for jobs can’t find them. They are not gonna work like we did, like I did, like my husband did. They’re not going to do it.
CALLER: Because they haven’t been taught —
RUSH: That’s right.
CALLER: — to do it.
RUSH: It’s because they’ve been taught it should be handed to ’em.
CALLER: Well, it’s because they’ve been told (unintelligible) doesn’t stink, you know, Thomas Jefferson was right, we all are created equal but you gotta take that out a little further. We don’t all have the same IQ or we would all be Isaac Newtons or we would be Albert Einsteins or we would be Rush Limbaughs.
RUSH: That’s right. There aren’t too many of those. Let me ask you a question. Do you watch the TV show Justified by any chance?
CALLER: I’m sorry, I haven’t.
RUSH: Oh. Ho-ho-ho.
CALLER: Should I?
RUSH: You remind me of one of my favorite characters on the show.
CALLER: Oh. I hope that’s good.
RUSH: Well, if I don’t preface it right you might not take it as a compliment, because the woman is a criminal.
RUSH: But that’s not why — (crosstalk)
CALLER: Your best shot.
RUSH: No, no, no, no, no, no. I’m not hitting you with anything here.
CALLER: I know.
RUSH: This woman runs an entire crime family enterprise in the hills of Kentucky. She runs it. And when you said that you took over trucking, you know, in the male dominated — it’s a parallel. Not that trucking is a criminal, forget the criminal aspect of it.
CALLER: Well, there were some criminals in trucks, Rush. (laughing)
RUSH: I’m sure there were, but forget the criminal aspect.
CALLER: All right.
RUSH: This character was portrayed by an actress named Margo Martindale, and she’s just flawless in this role, just superb in this role. Hang on. I can’t let you go away misunderstanding what I’m saying here, so hang on, we’ll be back in a second.
RUSH: Okay. Now back to Jo in Thomasville, North Carolina. I’m sorry to make you sit through that, but I got the sound bites.
CALLER: I don’t mind at all. The sound bites just bear out my theme that I was presenting to you, between the Prime Minister of Israel and this Obama person we have as president. There you see the difference in environment, education. I know Harvard’s the same for both but it depends on your form of entitlement; it depends on being taught manners. Manners are taught in school and at home. You know, anybody can be a good orator. Go to a few Dale Carnegie courses. You know, that’s all well and good.
RUSH: Hell, it’s just reading a teleprompter in Obama’s case.
CALLER: I’m sorry?
RUSH: It’s just reading a teleprompter in Obama’s case.
CALLER: Oh, well.
RUSH: Not even good oratory.
CALLER: Who in the world is writing this man’s speeches?
CALLER: But, anyway, I do think if the young parents will do their research, if they will just take a day off — even if it has to be without pay, it will be worth it — or a half a day or a lunch hour and go and see what… Well, maybe it doesn’t need to be the young parents because they’re being taught the same thing. They need to get involved and see what our children are being taught, because they aren’t being taught.
RUSH: They’re being indoctrinated. That is exactly right.
CALLER: They are being indoctrinated, and most of our professors. Our son had a political science professor at one of the universities. You couldn’t mention a Republican president’s name in his class or he would give you a failing grade. Well, his dad and I drove the 400 miles and had a little meeting with the professor. I’m sure our son was thoroughly embarrassed at the time, but I didn’t really give a…you know?
RUSH: Yeah, we know. (chuckles)
CALLER: You know, so I told him to keep his opinions to himself. So for my son’s graduation I had him give that particular — or his dad did — a tape of Nixon speeches.
RUSH: Well, God bless you.
CALLER: You know. (chuckles)
RUSH: God bless you. Now, look, before you go here: I don’t want you to be insulted here. The character I’m talking about, this television show, Justified, she was in season two which just ended. So it’s not on anymore. It’s in hiatus ’til season three, obviously. What network is it on? It’s on FX. They have DVDs of it. You can get it off Apple TV, probably Netflix, if you care. But the character is Mags Bennett, played by Margo Martindale. She’s described as “the Tony Soprano of Harlan County.” She just a no-nonsense woman. Forget the fact that… I don’t want anybody here to misunderstand. I’m not insulting this woman as a criminal. Mags Bennett runs a criminal enterprise, but that’s not the relationship. She’s just no nonsense, and you’ll love this character. You’ll love the character Mags Bennett. It may be her best acting job that she’s ever done. I’ve not seen everything Margo Martindale has been in, but this is just over-the-top superb — and I gotta go. Jo, thanks very much for the call. I appreciate it.
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