RUSH: Brandy in Lewisville, Texas. Not Louisville. It’s Lewisville, Texas. Hello.
CALLER: That’s right. It’s Lewisville, Texas. And I wanted you to know that I have been listening to you since September of ’88 when I was in high school, and I adore you. I prayed for you. I’ve cheered with you through victories. I’m just so glad that you are part of America’s history now.
RUSH: Well, that’s… (laughing) Wow. Thank you very much.
CALLER: You’re part of history whether you like it or not, but I have Rush Babies. My Rush Baby sign was stolen out of my car. I used to love getting your newsletters. That was the highlight of the month. And my oldest Rush Baby just voted in the Texas primary.
RUSH: What? Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! You “used to” get the newsletter? What is that?
CALLER: Well, you know, it’s a sucky economy so we had to make some budget cuts. So… (giggles)
RUSH: This is intolerable.
CALLER: I’m sorry. I’m trying to cheer you up.
RUSH: Why didn’t you do a bake sale or something to get the money for a subscription?
CALLER: Okay. (giggles) I coulda sold one of my kids.
CALLER: I get to listen to you. I have the privilege. You know, since ’88 — this is 23 years — I’ve been trying to call you and this is the biggest thing I could ever imagine, just getting to talk to you. I just adore you. Thank you very much.
RUSH: Thank you very much. I appreciate that. I want you to hang on we finish because we’re gonna comp you on a Limbaugh Letter.
CALLER: (sounds of surprise)
RUSH: That’s unacceptable that you had give that up.
CALLER: Well, I’d rather have your autograph so I can Photoshop myself next to you. (giggles)
RUSH: Well, I’ll tell you what: I’ll sign one here. We’ve got the latest issue. I’ll sign one and you can use that.
CALLER: You’re very kind.
RUSH: Yeah. Snerdley’s got a bunch of them in there. I’ll send you one. Don’t hang up. Don’t hang up when we get through.
RUSH: Is that all you wanted to say to me? It’s perfectly fine if that’s all you wanted. (laughing)
CALLER: I could gush on you some more but I know other people don’t want to listen to that. But what I wanted to say is yesterday I tried calling in and you were talking about the abortion issue and the selective births and all of that stuff.
RUSH: Sex-selection abortion, yeah.
CALLER: Yeah. That reminded me of one of my duties as a mom: Going to lessons. And I was talking to this woman from Finland, and we were comparing our children and lifestyles in Finland versus America. And she said that in Finland they get monthly paycheck for every kid that they have, but if they have a kid with dark eyes and dark hair, they get more money from the Finnish government.
RUSH: Wait, wait, wait, wait. They get a “paycheck”? That was her word?
CALLER: A “stipend,” I think, is the term.
RUSH: Paycheck per child, and dark eyes and dark hair get more money?
CALLER: Yes. And so those with money will go and have the, you know, sperm at infertility clinics. They’ll go there and have the sperm and egg washed so they can get a genetic child that has dark hair and dark eyes so they can get more money a month.
RUSH: Well, that just sounds wonderful.
CALLER: And, you know, this why our election is even more important. Because it’s only America’s morals that prevent us from this. Because legally, she said, she couldn’t do that in America.
RUSH: We’re headed that way, though. See, that’s what all this leads to.
CALLER: We are.
RUSH: That’s the thing that troubles me about the sex selection. You know, abortion, in and of itself… (sigh) It starts at, “Well, rape and incest. Okay.” Now, we come up with other inconveniences. Now it’s, “Well, I really wanted a boy.” It can’t be good for the culture, because it ends up cheapening the sanctity everybody holds for life.
CALLER: Well, and you don’t know if somebody was aborted that was supposed to find a cure for breast cancer. I mean, we have lost —
RUSH: Now, see, that’s… I can’t tell you the number of times, Brandy, in the heat of this debate in the early nineties, I had people call here and say, “Rush, we don’t need more children born into poverty and despair,” as though we’re doing them a favor. So that made me start looking up how many of the world’s most renowned people were born into great wealth — and the vast majority, of course, aren’t. (chuckles) A lot of people who have become great and historic were born poor! It was silly.
It was cheap excuse and so forth. It’s… I don’t know. It’s an unpleasant subject for a lot of people, and it does portend bad things. We had a story out of Chicago I think at the beginning of the week. What was it, 42 people shot over the Memorial Day weekend or some such thing in Chicago? And everybody’s asking, “Why?” (interruption) What? (interruption) Gang activity? Well, no, the story I saw did not mention gangs or race or any of that. But life must not be worth much, and what is it that leads to that? There’s any number of things. Anyway, Brandy, hang on. Mr. Snerdley needs your address so we can comp you a subscription to the Limbaugh Letter.
Hey, Brandy, while I have you, do you use a computer?
CALLER: I — I do.
RUSH: What do you mean you think you do?
RUSH: Okay. So you have a computer. You know how to use one.
CALLER: I have a little one. Yeah, I have a little one.
RUSH: What kind?
CALLER: You know, it’s little Sony, a little seven-inch screen thing.
RUSH: Look, I’m gonna send you an Apple. I’m gonna send you a MacBook Pro.
CALLER: Oh, thank you!
RUSH: Because I’ve got some here and I’ve gotta clean out my inventory because the refurbishes are coming soon.
CALLER: Oh, I’m sorry. (giggling)
RUSH: No, no, no, no, no!
RUSH: These are top of the line. These are top of the line.
RUSH: I’ve got them here for this express purpose.
CALLER: Oh, you’re so thoughtful. Thank you.
RUSH: Okay. So…
CALLER: Can I ask you one more question really quick though?
RUSH: (laughs) No, of course! What is it?
CALLER: (giggles) I was just wondering why Brandy has never been in your top ten names, your favorite girl names.
RUSH: ‘Cause I drink brandy. It’s… I don’t know.
CALLER: Okay. (giggles)
RUSH: I guess it could work. I guess it could.