RUSH: I went out to dinner with some friends last night. We went to my buddy Stan Shuster’s Grand Havana Room. The place was packed. I was happy to see it. People in there were smoking cigars, sometimes two at a time. They were just jamming it down the health Nazis’s throats. (interruption) Yeah. It’s the Grand Havana Room club over in Beverly Hills on “Canon Drive” (or “Cannon,” however it’s pronounced), and I’m telling you: It’s a gorgeous place.
Big TVs all over the place for watching sports. We weren’t doing that, but I was there with Joel Surnow and Howard Gordon and Jeff Benson, who’s Surnow’s agent. Howard did Homeland, and I’m trying to get out of him what the next season’s plot line is. But it was just great. The place was jam-packed, some people smoking two cigars at once, just jamming it right down the throats of the Health Nazis. And I asked Stan, “How’s it doing?” “It’s never been better! Business has never been better.” He said same thing about the Grand Havana Room club in New York City. He said, “I can’t keep Rudy Giuliani out of the place in New York, not that I want to,” but he said he loves it.
Anyway, it got to be nine o’clock and these guys asked, “What are you gonna do about show prep?” I said, “Well, I really need to get to it. I spent 4-1/2 hours at the ear doctor yesterday afternoon, and I haven’t had a chance to do any show prep. So I really need to go.” So I left about 9:30 or 10 o’clock. And it turns out all the work I did last night, I haven’t even gotten to 90% of it because of Obama’s stupid announcement this morning that I found out two hours, an hour and a half, before the program started, and I was gonna say: I intended today to have a lighthearted, laid back, last-day-in-LA Open Line Friday with lots of phone calls.
Then the guy starts the day by robbing us of more of our liberty and freedom while people on our side think that he’s caving away. So I had to deal with that.