RUSH: I got an e-mail from my good friend, The Fish God, today, Steve Abernathy in New Orleans. Now, Steve runs a tilapia fish farm, and I call him The Fish God because when I first went to visit his fish farm, north of New Orleans, it’s across the lake, he was proudly showing me how he was changing male tilapia to female tilapia so that they would hatch more eggs and there would be more tilapia.
I said, “What do you mean changing the sex?”
“Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. It’s not exclusive to me. There are all kinds of fish farmers like this. We’ve become experts in changing the sex of fishes.”
“You’re kidding me?” I was shocked, ’cause I’m not an aquaculturist. I don’t know much about this kind of thing. So I started calling him “The Fish God,” and so he sends me this e-mail today about the death of prominent entrepreneur in New Orleans by the name of Larmondo “Flair” Allen. Here it is. I hadn’t heard of this. It’s a big, big story. It’s been going around since 2010. The entrepreneur is Larmondo “Flair” Allen.
Now, the newspaper obituary here says Larmondo “Flair” Allen was 25 when he died of gunshot wounds. He had nine kids. He did not know Antonio Cromartie of the New York Jets. He had nine kids, he knew their names and they’re all published here. It’s a fascinating story on how Larmondo “Flair” Allen’s entrepreneurism manifested istelf. I had no idea. It’s one of these e-mail that’s been floating around the Internet since 2010 and I hadn’t heard of it.
But the Fish God sent it to me and the Fish God is not an extremist kook wacko so when the Fish God send it to me I said, “Well…” So I Googled Larmondo “Flair” Allen, and, lo and behold! There must be 10 pages of news on this entrepreneur. Snopes has looked into it. The Daily Kos kid think it’s a right-wing fabrication, but I’m unable to find out just how true the… (interruption) You’ve got proof? (interruption) It’s true? (interruption) Okay. (interruption) Yeah, yeah. (interruption)
No, no, I’m not denying that the entrepreneur, Larmondo “Flair” Allen, was killed in a gun battle in New Orleans. There’s nobody disputing that. I mean, the newspaper story is real. It’s what accompanies the newspaper story and how he supported his family, his nine kids at age 25, and how basically they were set for life, and he never worked a day in his life. That’s what the e-mail here is about. You may have seen it. I mean, it’s going around three years. I hadn’t seen it.
I delete this stuff. When I think something is spam, I zap it.
Why should I talk about something that 90,000 other people know about and talked about? But when the Fish God sent it, the Fish God doesn’t send me wacko, kook, extremist spam stuff like that 10 things that Lincoln said that he didn’t say. So I have that. We’ll get to that some time. It’s amazing. This man, his children all nine are set for life, and their children are set for life. His brothers and sisters — there are 20 of them — they’re set for life, and none of ’em have ever worked a day.
Well, maybe here or there, but none of them have really had careers, they’re just entrepreneurs. New Orleans lost one of its finest back in 2010. Anyway, if time permits, we’ll get into that in great detail. Now I’m told the story has actually been going around since 2006. That’s how old it is. That’s how old the story is. (interruption) So 2004 is when Larmondo “Flair” Allen was killed. So it’s nine years ago, and the story, the entrepreneurial aspects, of this man are so profound the story has stayed around for nine years, almost 10.