RUSH: Overland Park, Kansas, where I used to live in a shack. Mary, welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hi there.
CALLER: The reason I called is because you started the program talkin’ about golf. Nothing wrong with that, but I think our country’s going to hell, and I don’t think we should be talkin’ about golf. We should be talkin’ about what’s goin’ on.
RUSH: I am. I spent maybe five minutes talking about golf. Before that and after that, I’ve been talking about really serious things. You just heard the last discussion.
CALLER: About the survey?
RUSH: Yeah. We’re gonna spend $1.5 million, Mary, to find out why 75% of lesbians are fat and gay males aren’t.
CALLER: Well, what if…? I had a survey done to me yesterday, from the government. They’re checking to see that my health care are doing the right thing and putting the right stuff down. I says, “Well, why you doing this?” and his answer to me was: Well, they want to make sure that when my health people, my doctor, sends the thing for payment or whatever, that they’re being treated for the right thing. He said, “After all, sometimes the clerks, who were just kids that graduated from high school, don’t know what they’re doin’.”
CALLER: And that’s money spent, that company. It’s a government thing. They’re the ones doing it, and must have been about 25 pages, that he had to ask me questions. So there’s another case of waste.
RUSH: Exactly. It’s all over.
CALLER: I said, “Why don’t you just go to my doctor?” He says, “No, because like I just explained, his associates might not put the right information in.” These are the things going on.
RUSH: I know, and it’s all so unnecessary. All that you care about is being able to go to doctor when you’re sick and being treated for it and going home.
RUSH: And you’ve got all of this mishmash in the middle of it, and now you have to worry about whether or not the doctor treating you is gonna know what’s wrong with you, because some high school graduate who can’t read is in charge of putting your information on a form.
CALLER: Or him. He said that. But I think that’s a disgrace.
RUSH: It is. I agree with you totally.
CALLER: It’s terrible. And to download (sic) the people that are working at doctor’s office like that? That’s a disgrace. But of course this is the way they work? She doesn’t.
RUSH: What do you mean, “To download the people” in the doctor’s office? What do you mean, criticize them?
CALLER: Tell them saying negative things about the workers.
RUSH: Oh. Oh.
CALLER: He’s saying negative things about the workers. He’s not saying it about the doctor. He’s saying that the workers not put the right information in, and they want to make sure the right stuff is going in. I says, “Why?” I said, “You can get that from my doctor.” They more or less trying to say that the doctor is putting in more than she should.
RUSH: You mean to bill you excessively?
RUSH: Yeah. That just rubs you raw. Doesn’t that?
CALLER: It is.
RUSH: That’s just a disgrace, charging senior citizens for which for their health care. I know, I know.
CALLER: If they needed that money let it go to the kids that want to go in the White House.
RUSH: The tours?
CALLER: The tours.
CALLER: See. That’s more important. And then they want to close the parks and stuff. I mean, where does he come up with these idiotic ideas?
RUSH: Well, they do this because they don’t want to cut any money, and if they take it close the park, then they’re gonna close the fire department, and they’re gonna close the police station, and then you as the citizen scream, “No, no, no! Don’t do that! I’d rather pay more in taxes.”
RUSH: That’s why they tell you they’re gonna close that stuff.
CALLER: The fire and the police department are from the state or from the city where you will.
RUSH: Yes, I know, that’s why the federal government’s got nothing to say about it and yet they’re part of the sequester. They’re insulting the… Well, I don’t know how insulting the intelligence — when you’re not very smart to begin with. Not you, but I mean low-information voters.
CALLER: I think a lot of people have gotten so use to the freeos, that they don’t want to give them up. I mean, let’s face it, didn’t he go two years for the unemployment? He extended and extended? The people said, “Ah, I’m not gonna look for a job. I’m getting this money anyway.”
RUSH: Right. You got it. Exactly right.
CALLER: So there’s another group that’s getting a handout. You’re not encouraging the country to get up. He don’t want the country to get up.
CALLER: We all know that.
RUSH: Exactly right.
CALLER: When are those people gonna think about it?
RUSH: What are you, afraid I’m not talking about all of this stuff, Mary?
CALLER: No, I think we should do it more.
RUSH: I mean, you’re singing my song! You could guest host this show one day, with the way you’re thinking. You’ve wounded me to the heart here. I mean, you’ve said I’m being derelict in my duty.
CALLER: Well, because there’s some things that are on… Like, for instance, today, a friend went through the airport, and they did a search on her, and she had a fit.
RUSH: Oh, let me tell you, you talk about…?
CALLER: She had a fit.
CALLER: I’ve been pulled out.
RUSH: Did you hear about Claire McCaskill, senator from Missouri? Get this. Same thing, I’m sure, happened to your friend Pat. “Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) complained Monday she was subject to a very uncomfortable screening by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).” Now, she’s complained about this before. She “tweeted that she as selected for a pat-down and that the experience was not a pleasant one.” She tweeted, “Got private, more aggressive pat down. OMG. #veryuncomfortable.”
Now, what do you think happened to her, Mary?
CALLER: Nothin’. She’s probably gonna have that person that did the pat-down get fired.
RUSH: Well, I don’t know about that, but something did happen to her. She got patted down so —
CALLER: Just like we do!
CALLER: I’ve been pulled out of the line and, at my age, I think it’s a compliment. (laughing)
RUSH: Have you been patted down privately and uncomfortably?
CALLER: Well, not that uncomfortably.
RUSH: Well, that’s what she’s talking about. Look, this is code language. We know what she’s saying. She was felt up!
CALLER: They did that to me, but it wasn’t uncomfortable. This is a woman that was doing her job.
RUSH: Well, you may enjoy it. She didn’t.
CALLER: No, I think she’s blowing it out of proportion that they picked on her to pull her out and do it. That’s why. Bottom line.
RUSH: Oh, because she’s a senator, she thinks that she shouldn’t have to subject herself to this.
CALLER: That’s right. Go right through.
RUSH: Well, you may have a point.
CALLER: She just didn’t care for being pulled out like us.
RUSH: Well, what happened to your friend Pat?
CALLER: My friend Pat?
RUSH: You said Pat. Went to the airport and got all screened and stuff.
CALLER: No, no. That was that me.
RUSH: Oh, you.
CALLER: I got screened out. But I think it’s their job. I mean, let’s face it: They have people going through that want to kill us, and who do they pick? They pick grandmothers or somebody in a wheelchair.
RUSH: I know.
CALLER: They finally picked a senator and, “Oh, my God!”
RUSH: I know, they wouldn’t bomb anyone.
CALLER: They’re carrying on.
RUSH: I don’t know a grandmother out there bomb anybody.
RUSH: Mary, have you ever heard of Rory McIlroy?
CALLER: That name sounds familiar.
RUSH: Yeah, yeah. Great, great golfer.
RUSH: We have a young man, 11 years old on the phone, from Port Charlotte, Florida. Jacob, hi. Welcome to the EIB Network. Great to have you here. What’s up?
CALLER: Hi, Mr. Limbaugh.
CALLER: I’m 11-year-old conservative and getting to speak with you is just as it was when I met three of my favorite golfers.
RUSH: That is wonderful. You’re making my day. Thank you so much.
CALLER: You’re welcome. Want me to name ’em?
RUSH: Who are your three favorite golfers?
CALLER: Greg Norman, Brandt Snedeker, and Rickie Fowler.
RUSH: Where did you meet them?
CALLER: I met them on Naples, Florida, Shark Shootout.
RUSH: Oh, that’s Greg Norman’s tournament.
CALLER: Yeah, I go there every year.
RUSH: Well, I’ve not met Rickie Fowler, and I haven’t met Brandt Snedeker, but I’ve met Greg Norman. And, you know what, Jacob? I’ve even played golf with Greg Norman, and he was as nice as he could be. He was helpful. You know, as you get older, if you have the opportunity to play, a lot of professionals don’t want to get caught up dealing with amateurs and trying to teach them or help them because it’s hopeless, usually, but Norman was one of those guys that went out of his way to try to be helpful. It was in a round, in fact, with Raymond Floyd. I’m sure you’ve heard of Raymond Floyd.
RUSH: And my friend Marvin Shanken, who I was talking about in the first hour when I was talking about golf. Well, that’s cool. So when you met these people, I’m curious to know, you’re 11, and —
RUSH: Sometimes when you meet people that you really respect they disappoint you, they’re not what you hoped they would be. Were these guys nice to you? Did you like them all?
CALLER: Yes, Brandt Snedeker gave me his autograph.
RUSH: That’s great.
CALLER: And he shook my hand.
RUSH: That’s wonderful. I’m happy to hear that. Do you play?
CALLER: Yeah, I’ve been playing for four years.
RUSH: Are you good?
CALLER: I guess I’d say that.
RUSH: Good. How good are you? How would you describe that you’re good to me?
CALLER: Well, I have a sister that’s named Gabby. She’s good, but I think I’m a little better.
RUSH: Well, you should be. You should be. But how old is Gabby?
CALLER: She’s 11, too. We’re twins.
RUSH: Oh. Have you played enough yet to have a handicap?
RUSH: No. Okay. But you love it, you like it, right?
RUSH: You get to play as much as you’d like to?
CALLER: Yes, I go every single Saturday.
RUSH: Well, it’s great when people your age find something they really like and have a chance to pursue it, and Jacob, thanks for the call.
CALLER: You’re welcome.
RUSH: Appreciate it. And continued improvement at golf.