RUSH: Let me go back to the phones. Larry in Boston, I’m glad you called, sir. Great to have you on the Rush Limbaugh program. Hello.
CALLER: Mega Christmas dittos, Rush.
RUSH: Thank you, sir. Same to you.
CALLER: Well, sir, I want to talk to you. I was looking forward to seeing American Sniper, the new movie based on Chris Kyle’s life.
RUSH: I’ve heard a little bit about it.
CALLER: Right, well, it looks like it’s gonna be pretty good. It’s directed by Clint Eastwood, getting some rave reviews. But it hit me this is one of several movies opening on Christmas Day.
RUSH: Yeah, yeah.
CALLER: Now, movies have opened on Christmas day for years, but I started wondering that the same people who were protesting all those evil retailers from taking away employees from their families on Thanksgiving Day to sell stuff, are those same people gonna protest the theaters from taking people away from their families on Christmas Day —
CALLER: — to chauffeur liberal Hollywood.
RUSH: No. You know why?
CALLER: Yeah, it’s rhetorical.
RUSH: Because those people don’t go to theaters, so don’t care who’s working. They watch pirated movies on their iPads from BitTorrent.
CALLER: Well, that’s true.
RUSH: These are bunch of tightwads. They wouldn’t pay to watch a movie if they had to. They’ll steal it online, stream it somehow before they’ll go to a theater, so they don’t care if a guy is working or not. I know the tech guys. I know them like the back of my hand. They don’t want to pay for anything. Everything ought to be free. So if somebody has to work at a theater making sure that the movie is run and the popcorn’s hot, tough luck.
RUSH: They’ll watch it on the iPad stream —
CALLER: Nobody cares about them.
RUSH: What was that?
CALLER: Nobody cares about them. It’s only when it’s retailers making people work.
RUSH: Well, yeah, look, your point is well made. If the same people who decry the evils of capitalism tearing families apart on holidays, that they have already torn apart themselves, by the way, by not permitting them to be celebrated. I mean, the same people who get upset that families have to work on Christmas Day are the same people that won’t let you put a nativity scene up at the town square, but your point is well taken. When it serves their purpose of beating up capitalism, fine and dandy, but if the theater would be closed because of this, then it would be bad, because their personal enjoyment, whatever, paramount. I get it. Larry, thanks for the call.