RUSH: Twenty-seven degrees outside San Diego right now. Twenty-seven degrees, and they’re talking about global warming. Twenty-seven degrees outside San Diego. We got a lot to do today, folks. Let’s just get to the real news, shall we? We have in fact a new update. We have a rotation. We’re gonna be rotating a bunch of themes as our update for low-information voter news. Here’s the first one that we kick it off with today.
RUSH: Sam Cooke: Wonderful World. Singing to Obama.
RUSH: A low-information voter theme song here.
RUSH: We know.
RUSH: But I vote Obama.
RUSH: The government, right.
RUSH: Oh, yeah, Sam Cooke scatting a bit here, folks. It’s what happens when you forget the lyrics. Or they forgot to write anymore lyrics. Low-information voter update. We just got through raising taxes on the rich, and that means that the rich are really gonna have it stuck to ’em. The rich are gonna finally find out what it’s like. And everybody is celebrating the fact that the rich finally had their taxes raised. The rich are the reason everybody’s suffering. The rich is why we’re in an economic malaise, and Obama took care of it.
Despite that, did you see that Rolls-Royce has reported it’s second consecutive annual sales record in its 108-year history? The US is still the biggest market for Rolls-Royce, which just speaks to my point. No matter how Obama and the rest of the world socialists try, it is really, really very hard to punish the truly wealthy with taxes. Despite all of the assaults, despite all of the focus on the rich, they’re still going out and buying Rolls-Royces. Now, what do you think it is cheapest Rolls-Royce? Take a stab at it. You’re close, $272,000 is the cheapest Rolls-Royce. But the really wealthy wouldn’t be seen in one of those. That’s the low-end Rolls. The better Rolls lines, like the Ghost, go for several times that. In fact, I’ll tell you, premium and luxury car sales worldwide have grown by 13% over the past four years. So, you know, all this talk about punishing the rich. They’re out there buying their bigger cars. They’re out buying bigger houses. They’re out buying more houses. They’re out buying more cars.
Gee, you just can’t catch a break. Gwyneth Paltrow, ladies and gentlemen, “the Oscar-winning actress says that she is not going to be as strict with food this year.” This is the real news today. This reported by X17. Gwyneth Paltrow said, (paraphrasing) “No, I’m not on a detox. I’m not on a diet. I know new years cleansing and all that, but not this year, I can’t do it. Maybe later in the year, maybe in the spring, but for now I’m just gonna continue to eat my pasta and my cheese. I’ll maybe be a little bit more mindful of ingredients, but I’m gonna eat my pasta and my cheese.”
Now, imagine, your Gwyneth Paltrow, you get up and you read about yourself in the paper, and that’s what it says about you. How many people wish they were Gwyneth Paltrow? So Gwyneth Paltrow in the news. She will not give up pasta or cheese.
Justin Bieber has been sued by an ex-bodyguard. The ex-bodyguard said Bieber “berated him and punched him.” So Justin Bieber beat the crap out of one of his Israeli bodyguards and berated the former soldier after a disagreement, this according to a new lawsuit. Bieber is being sued by the guy because Bieber is the one that engaged in the violence.
“Social Security Administration Takes Back Reprimand of Flatulent Worker.” I’m not making any of this up. I mean, this is in the news. Every one of these items is big, where it’s published. “The Social Security Administration officially reprimanded an employee whom colleagues accused of continuously ‘passing gas and releasing an unpleasant odor’ that created a ‘hostile work environment.’
“After the Smoking Gun posted the reprimand letter online, the agency said it had withdrawn its disciplinary action against the flatulent worker. … The agency did not respond to requests to provide a date for its rescinding action. … The employee allegedly had episodes as much as nine times in one day, according to a log of the incidents included in the letter. Smoking Gun described the employee as a 38-year-old Maryland man working at a Baltimore Social Security office. The site posted what it claims to be a picture of the worker posing with PepÃ© Le Pew — of all Looney Tunes Characters — at an amusement park.”
It’s in the Washington Post today. Don’t get mad at me, stick to the issues. Washington Post. This other stuff, Gwyneth Paltrow, it’s out there. Justin Bieber stuff, it is out there. This is the important news. In fact, let’s go to the audio sound bites. Quentin Tarantino — oh, speaking of that. The Oscar nominations happened and, you know, there is a lot of curiosity. Kathryn Bigelow, the director of Zero Dark Thirty, she’s the first female director to win an Oscar for The Hurt Locker. She didn’t get nominated for best director for Zero Dark Thirty.
And do you know why? The popular conventional wisdom is that she didn’t condemn waterboarding in the movie. Waterboarding is portrayed, it is enacted, and it is said in the movie — well, not said, it’s kind of left to be concluded by the audience — that it helped in finding bin Laden. And this is not good! Hollywood will not support anybody who does a movie that does not condemn waterboarding.
There’s another theory that says there were three senators — Dianne Feinstein and Carl Levin and McCain — who were also upset about waterboarding in the movie, and they took to the Senate floor and they wrote a letter condemning the movie. And because of the actions of the senators, Kathryn Bigelow was not nominated as the best director for this movie. And there are people who are writing about this as a major, major snub.
Quentin Tarantino, big movie, Django Unchained? Nothing. Zip, zero, nada. Last night on the United Kingdom’s Channel 4 News. The correspondent is talking to Quentin Tarantino. She said, “Look, why are you so sure there’s no link between enjoying movie violence and enjoying real violence?”
TARANTINO: Don’t ask me a question like that! I’m not biting! I refuse your question. I’m not your slave and you’re not my master.
WOMAN: Uh —
TARANTINO: You can’t make me dance to your tune. I’m not a monkey.
RUSH: A little touchy these days, Quentin Tarantino, not answering the question. Now I didn’t get to Katt Williams on the TMZ website yet. A reporter was interviewing the comedian and they’re talking about changing sports team names, and Katt Williams said this…
WILLIAMS: As long as we still live in the country where you really will call a team the Redskins, we shouldn’t have s-(bleep) to say. You know how racist that is? That would be like saying that “Chinese Yellowskins” or the “Compton Blackskins.” Like, are you kidding me, Redskins? That’s the name? Come on. We’ve done enough now. We’ve come… You’re letting gay people get married! Can you please not keep disrespecting the people we already admit we did wrong to? Slavery was wrong the first year, not 399 years in.
RUSH: The pressure is mounting on Daniel Snyder, the owner of the Redskins, to change the name of the team from Redskins. That was well-known, highly touted, highly acclaimed comedian — often arrested, which adds to the resume — Katt Williams. And Doc Rivers, the coach of the Boston Celtics, maintains that Kevin Garnett did not say that La La Anthony “tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios.”
You know, this caused a huge contretemps on Monday during the Celtics-Knicks game Madison Square Garden. Carmelo Anthony, the estranged husband of La La Anthony, was reportedly highly outraged and offended when Garnett said that his wife tasted like Honey Nut Cheerios. Of course, Carmelo Anthony didn’t dispute that. He’s just curious how Kevin Garnett knew it. So on the radio in Boston yesterday, they had the coach of the Celtics on, Doc Rivers, to talk about this. This what he said…
RIVERS: I know what has been reported did not happen. I know that as a fact. A guy does something crazy, like Carmelo did, and the way to get out of trouble is say, “Well, he said this.” It happens all the time. When it gets racial or personal to family, then that crosses the line, but I’m gonna say it again: In this case, that didn’t happen.
RUSH: Well, there you have it, the final word. The coach of the Celtics, Doc Rivers, says Kevin Garnett did not say that Carmelo Anthony’s wife, La La Anthony, “tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios.”
And there you have it!
The low-information voter segment to kick off the program.