RUSH: A hundred years ago, 115 years ago, 6,000 to 12,000 people died in a hurricane in Galveston. It's been worse. Floodwaters have been higher in Houston by 18 feet than they are today. The Drive-Bys don't know it — and were they to find out, they don't care. It would get in the way of what they're trying to say here and image they're trying to create in this story.
RUSH: It was so odd I don't think they believed me. And I didn't tell them in a jocular manner. I said, "You guys will not believe this. ESPN just got rid of an announcer, an Asian guy by the name of Robert Lee because his name is too close to Robert E. Lee." And they said, "What?"
RUSH: Once they're able to get moving, you're gonna be dazzled by the speed with which they move down there. Proud people. They're all Americans. They don't feel distinct and separate; don't misunderstand. But there is a pride in being a Texan. I mean, it even extends to the fact that Texas women are different from women elsewhere in the eyes of guys in Texas — and if they believe it, then it's true.
RUSH: I'm gonna get to Gary Cohn and Tillerson and why are they still there, and I'm not just casually asking that. I mean, both these guys have said things that were I president, I'd have serious questions.
CALLER: Well, I just want to say, I’m a conservative, love listening to you all the time, and living with a, you know, liberal mayor, stuff like that, I would rather go through a hurricane than have to endure a Hillary Clinton presidency. That keeps me in perspective.
RUSH: They are the ones who are race conscious, they're the ones race focused, and, as such, they are doing everything they can to divide people in this country along the lines of race while claiming to unify and all this other happy malarkey. So the fight and the effort to deal with it goes on. But it's frustrating as it can be. A lot of it seems inexplicable. But if you understand liberals like I do, everything they do makes perfect sense, if you understand them, and it's eminently predictable too.
RUSH: This is very shrewd, because there's gonna have to be rebuilding here and the rebuilding is going to take resources from a number of different places.
RUSH: I stopped in Idaho to pick up some people on the way to Hawaii, and I saw it… I went outside. Had special glasses. And it was incredible.
RUSH: Who the hell are you, punk? And I'm watching this stuff, this is arrogant condescension. This swamp stuff, it's getting worse.
RUSH: Things going on in Houston today, over the weekend, we're seeing in many ways the absolute best of America. It is a devastating scene. It is incomprehensible to people with all kinds of questions. At the same time, the heroism and the selflessness that is occurring there to rescue people and animals, pets and so forth, is just a typically American thing to see.
THE VICE PRESIDENT: We have more than 8,500 federal employees on the ground. We have dozens of Coast Guard assets in the air — fixed wing, helicopter. Coast Guard is involved in rescue operations. And, frankly, you know, the volunteer effort that is also underway where people are heading out, looking after vulnerable neighbors and friends who are stranded in the midst of this historic flood is… It reminds us of everything that's great about being an American. But, look, it's early in this process. We're a hundred percent focused on lifesaving efforts right now.
RUSH: No longer is this just gonna be a long list of stories that I might mention on the program. Now, you will get specifically the stories that I talk about on the program and a select list of a few others that I intended to get to but ran out of time. It's going to be more of a real-time base feature rather than just a generic list of places that I go to prep the show.
RUSH: While the Drive-By Media was losing it over Trump’s pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, another story unfolded that actually impacts people’s lives. It’s something I’ve warned you about for years.