RUSH: From Jerry Seper at the Washington Times: “The self-proclaimed ‘toughest sheriff’ in America, Phoenix’s Joe Arpaio, who cranked up his Christmas music machine for inmates last month –” (laughing) Don’t you like the way that’s written? “– who cranked up his Christmas music machine for inmates last month, has scheduled a caroling contest for interested pre-trial prisoners — with the winner to receive a ‘real Christmas dinner for himself and his cell mates.’ In a move Sheriff Arpaio said ‘is likely to make Ebenezer Scrooge smile,’ the eligible inmates are those being held at the Maricopa County jails on charges ranging from burglary and driving under the influence to murder. Besides Santa Claus and the sheriff, the judges will include Elfis the singing detention officer, who also will perform ‘I’ll Have a Blue Christmas Without You.'” So Joe Arpaio said all people everywhere deserve a little Christmas. So this little Christmas news story here adds balance to the “I’m offended by Christmas trees” story yesterday. Joe Arpaio, cranking up the Christmas music machine for the prisoners and the singing contest, caroling contest, they get a free Christmas dinner for themselves and their fellow inmates.
Story #4: Little Joke About Driving Around in Cars with Guns
RUSH: Have you heard about this? A guy cruises through a stop sign, gets pulled over by a local cop, guy hands over his driver’s license, insurance verification, his concealed carry permit. “Okay, Mr. Smith,” the officer says, “I see your concealed carry permit. Are you carrying today?” “Yes, sir, I am.” “Well, better tell me what you got.” Smith says, “Well, I got a .357 revolver in my inside coat pocket, there’s a 9-millimeter semiautomatic in the glove box, and I got a .22 magnum derringer in my right boot.” “Okay,” officer says, “anything else?” “Yeah, back in the trunk there’s an AR-15 and a shotgun. That’s about it.” “Mr. Smith, are you on your way to or from a gun range?” “No.” “Well, then, what are you afraid of?” “Not a damn thing.”
Story #5: S. Korea to Provoke Norks with Christmas Lights
RUSH: Hey, guess what might provoke hostilities between the Norks and the South Koreans? Christmas lights. The South Koreans are thinking about lighting up some trees, Christmas festivities along the DMZ, and the Norks are warning them, you better not do it. (laughing) I mean that’s non-secular! Lighting up a bunch of trees is non-secular.
Story #6: Lame Duck Should be Renamed Scorched Earth
RUSH: By the way, we ought not call this a lame duck session of Congress. This is scorched earth. This is scorched earth. You know, the Republicans had a lame duck back in 2006. Do you know how much legislation was passed during the 2006 lame duck session before Pelosi and the gang took over 2007? Zero. None. They didn’t pass any legislation. They came back to Capitol Hill for one week after the November 7th elections to wrap things up. Pure and simple.
Story #7: BS: BP Oil Spill Voted the AP Story of the Year
RUSH: We have news from the Associated Press. The massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been declared the story of the year, top news story of 2010, the Gulf oil spill. Which is utter nonsense. The BP oil spill never hurt anything. It was Obama who did. It was Obama who shut down the drilling in the Gulf. The BP oil spill didn’t hurt anything. It was cleaned up in a matter of weeks. But we are gonna take years cleaning up the mess of Obamacare unless we repeal it. That’s the top story. But, of course, it would be expecting quite a bit from AP to recognize that.
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