RUSH: On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end to an Obama ban which prevented the transfer of surplus military equipment to local police departments. President Trump — who has “a pen and a phone” — used his pen to sign an executive order overturning Obama’s decision.
RUSH: We are surrounded by people who, for whatever reason, think the United States is the problem in the world. We elect somebody who believes in the United States and wants to make it great again and these people start having conniption fits and start questioning his fitness for office? You've got it ass backwards, Director Clapper.
RUSH: My cat, Allie, was going nuts on the coffee table in front of me and I thought it was just 'cause she missed me 'cause I was gone for a week.
RUSH: Dr. Roy Spencer. He's the chief climatologist at University of Alabama in Huntsville. And I have referred to him off and on as our "official climatologist" because he is one of the accredited sources I seek and cite. And so the media, constantly focused on this program looking for any evidence that we might get something wrong, have decided to investigate Dr. Spencer!
RUSH: He found a website where you can do this and he shut the website down within minutes of it going live because the website had not had this kind of traffic before. Just gobs and gobs of money are pouring in charitably to various fundraising efforts in Houston.
Gary Cohn and Rex Tillerson Cannot Be Allowed to Side with the Hate Groups Antifa, SPLC Over the President
RUSH: It could well be that Cohn and Tillerson just chose the path of least resistance. Maybe it was, "I don't want to get in a scrap with the media. Look what they're doing to Trump. I'd rather be on the good side." You know, like the congressional Republicans and senatorial Republicans have decided to do.
RUSH: I predicted this the week before I went on vacation. I said where do these national anthem protests naturally end up? You get rid of the anthem.
RUSH: "Don't worry about it. We're gonna have the money." That's how you show you care, in the modern presidency. And that's why Pence made the point. He knew the media was gonna be listening and, if they didn't hear that (pshew!), all hell would have broken loose.
RUSH: Man, I tell you, I don’t care what’s happening in Houston, the Trump hate is ongoing. The anti-Trump thinking, actions — the protests, the apparent desire to rip this country apart and eventually destroy it — goes on unabated, as does the meteorological disaster taking place in southeastern Texas.
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: 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.