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RUSH: Seriously? I just got a little note here, folks. Jeff Flake, the ex-senator from Arizona who did not run for reelection ’cause he couldn’t even win his own primary, Jeff Flake has announced that he has ruled out a 2020 primary challenge of Donald Trump. Oh, no! Everybody had such high hopes! Jeff Flake not running? That’s no different than Mickey Mouse saying he’s not gonna run.

I’ll tell you the guy, I’m really curious, the guy the Democrats said is the only guy that could beat Trump. Who do you think I’m talking about? The only guy? Who is it that the Democrats out there said has the singular best chance of defeating Donald Trump? Six months ago, they announced their front-runner, the only Democrat who could beat Trump, would do it in a slam dunk.

Michael Avenatti.

What happened to him? He hasn’t even announced. He hasn’t even done a rally. I’m gonna tell you this, folks. You know, everybody sends me emails. They think I don’t see anything on my own. It’s kind of amazing, actually. I must have 25 good friends who send me things that they obviously don’t think I’m gonna see. And yet I do see it all. It would be like you and me sending Albert Einstein equations that he might not have thought about.

But I’m gonna just tell you, based on the stuff that my friends are sending me, there are a lot of people on our side scared to death of Kamala Harris. They are sending me things about Kamala Harris and telling me what they don’t like about her and what we ought to all be worried about. So you learn to spot these things.

Now, largely that’s a creation of media. It’s so frustrating. My closest friends, I try, I tell ’em, “Take what you watch and what you see on CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, whatever, and just ignore it, try ignoring it or try not believing it, or try understanding that it’s agenda-driven.” These are smart people. It’s what depresses me about the effort to educate people on how to deal with the media. If my own friends become profoundly influenced by it, I mean, why send me stuff on Kamala Harris? ‘Cause she’s the only one in the news right now. Well, Howard Schultz, but that’s a little bit different story.

When somebody else announces and has a rally then they’ll go get big news, but it’s obvious the media right now is all into Kamala Harris, so I have a Kamala Harris Stack coming up. In fact, there’s a lot of stuff I need to do here before we get to the politics of the day. Because if I don’t do it here at the beginning of the program, I won’t end up getting to it because, of course, it will continue to lose priority status as the program unfolds.

I also have two things I want to tell you about now that I’m not gonna get to right off the bat but I’m gonna hope to get to ’em by the end of the day. There is a story here today that ran in the New York Post today that is just right up my alley. It has nothing to do with electoral politics or Washington, D.C., politics per se, although it does. This story is about how our country’s people, the population of our country, individuals have become increasingly more and more frightened of bureaucratic authority.

And it frustrates me like you cannot believe! It’s a testament to the power of bureaucracies wielding all of these behavioral demands on people. I mean, everybody’s walking around with everything they say and do looking over their shoulder wondering who might be hearing them or who might see them or who might notice what they’re doing. And so they don’t want to get in any trouble. As a result we have fewer and fewer risk-takers and we have more and more compliant sheep-like people in our population at large. I want to get into that.

Advertising is a big deal with me because I think advertising, good advertising, the advertising that works wherever in whatever era it takes place, works because whoever creates the campaign understands the audience that they are appealing to. What’s the purpose of advertising? To separate people from their money, ultimately. Now there’s some advertising that is brand oriented, billboard advertising for the most part just to validate your decision.

Yeah, my brother just sent me a flash. “That was funny as hell. People sending you stuff is like us sending Einstein mathematical equations.” That was a good line, I have to admit. I just ad-libbed it, came off the top of my head. It tells me that I’m on a roll today.

Anyway, advertising done well will tell you the state, the condition, the status of a culture and a society. Do you remember — some of you young-uns out there may not recall this. In the 1960s, 1970s there was a major controversy, particularly in television ads, over subliminal messages. That’s how I ended up discovering, in fact, the subliminal message in my peace update theme, Una Paloma Blanca by Slim Whitman.

Well, now there is a new theory about quasi-subliminal messages in advertising and it’s found in the new Michelob organic beer commercial. And you know what’s fascinating about it? All of the supposed tricks in the ad — it’s a TV ad — all of the supposed tricks, all of the supposed mind bending happens via audio, not what you see, but what you hear and the way you hear it. So I’m gonna get into that later as the program unfolds, as well as all the political stuff.

I’m sitting here, I’m trying to figure out what’s the difference between Stormy Daniels and Kamala Harris? Well, I mean, stop and think about it. What is the real difference? One difference is that she’s not trying to shut Willie Brown up. Or anybody else. Anyway, all that’s coming later.

Donald Trump. Remember Donald Trump’s tweet. He was down at the Doral resort, which he owns in Miami, and he said (imitating Trump), “Russia? Russia? If you’re listening, maybe you can find the 30,000 missing emails from Hillary Clinton. If you do, please turn ’em over to our media. They don’t seem to be able to find them.” Bam. That has become a focal point of the Mueller investigation. It became a focal point of the FBI and DOJ faux investigation of Donald Trump, just like the dossier. They believed that Trump was inviting the Russians to hack.

Now, by the way, some people have said, “Rush, they’re not that stupid. They don’t really think that. They’re just taking the occasion of Trump doing that to accuse him.” Folks, it may be true in the case of some people, but I think people in our country today are so paranoid and people on the left are so absent and devoid of any humor that I really think, coupled with the absolute animus and hatred these people have for Trump, I think they literally believe that Trump was asking Russia to hack. Just like they believed the Steele dossier, even though they knew it wasn’t true, they believed it could be.

So Trump has done it again. Trump tweeted the following: “In the beautiful Midwest, windchill temperatures are reaching minus 60 degrees, the coldest ever recorded. In coming days, expected to get even colder. People can’t last outside even for minutes. What the hell is going on with Global Warming? Please come back fast, we need you!”

He’s taunting them. He’s taunting them, and they’re gonna hate his guts for this. They’re not gonna see the humor in that. ‘Cause what Trump is basically saying is, how the hell can there be any global warming when we’re gonna have record low temperatures and wind chills for two days in a row. In the upper Midwest of America, it’s gonna be colder than at the North Pole. Temperatures have not been this low in these areas of the country for 20 years.

You go back 20 years, and you can find an environmentalist wacko on a Sunday show or on a nighttime cable show telling us that we’ve only got 20 years left to get a handle on global warming. Twenty years ago, it was “warming.” It was not “climate change.” They hadn’t created the “climate change” name. They had to create “climate change” ’cause the warming has stopped. So “climate change” is the catchall, and any apparently abnormal or inclement weather now gets thrown in.

Twenty years ago, they’re warning us of global warming and saying we’ve only got 20 years to fix it. Here 20 years ago is the last time we had record cold like this. They will also tell you (sputtering), “You can’t… You can’t conflate the two things here. You can’t take weather temperatures and say it has anything to do with climate!” Except they do the same thing every July and August when it reaches a hundred degrees. They say, “See? See? Global warming!” It’s like I said yesterday, we have a two-tier climate system.

They get to say whatever they want indicates that whatever they want to happen in the climate is happening. When we use their own techniques against them, they tell us we can’t do that. So this is like Trump’s faux plea to the Russians to find Hillary’s emails. He’s begging for global warming to come back. The horror! You’re gonna have leftists say, “My God, this guy is so dangerous; he actually means global warming! It’s worse than I thought. We thought he didn’t believe it, but now he believes and he’s wanting more of it!”

Don’t be surprised if there are reactions just like that in certain areas of the country. When Hillary’s out there incriminating emails, Trump mocks her and addressed the crime in a clever way. Here Trump is mocking those concerned with rising temperatures while questioning the existence of global warming. You want to hear something else that’s just hilarious? I’m holding here in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers (shuffling papers) a printed report from the University Wisconsin-Madison, and it was released yesterday.

Hang on.  Madison, “Wisconsin, is going to experience wind chills of between minus 33 and minus 60 degrees tonight and tomorrow night.  The actual temperatures in Chicago; Minneapolis; Des Moines; Madison, Wisconsin, are going to appear to be minus 25 to minus 30.”  Yesterday the University Wisconsin Madison released a report.  The headline: “As the Climate Warms, Tens of Thousands of Lakes May Spend Winters Ice Free.”  Yesterday, they released this.

“In many parts of the Northern Hemisphere, frozen lakes define the winter experience and create an indelible sense of place. From ice fishing and hockey to skating, skiing and snowmobiling, icy lakes enable communities to engage in activities that aren’t possible in warmer seasons or climates. But these iconic cold-weather past-times [sic] could become a rare winter treat. A new study published today (January 28, 2019) by an international team of researchers, including at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, shows that many northern latitude lakes are at risk of experiencing some ice-free winters in the coming decades.”

Once again, a forecast for decades in the future when nobody will remember this report.  It’s a tactic the global warming crowd uses.  Never predict tomorrow. Never even predict next year.  Predict 30 years from now, 50 years from now. Anyway, you know the drill.  It’s almost like Algore showed up yesterday to introduce this report. Wherever he goes to talk about global warming, they get a blizzard, or they get a massive cold front.

So the University of Wisconsin-Madison yesterday releases a report in which they participated in preparing, warning of lakes that will no longer freeze.  Meanwhile, there isn’t gonna be a lake or a body of water anywhere for the next two or three days that isn’t frozen!  And aside from me, nobody is gonna point out the hypocrisy and the stupidity and the absolute ridiculousness of this.  But I’m happy to do it.

I’m serious.  What happened to Michael Avenatti?  Where is he?  He was the Democrat front-runner.  He’s the only guy that could beat Trump.  You know why?  Because he was just like Trump.  He was dirty, profane, he was outspoken, he was outrageous.  You remember this?  And now you can’t even find the guy.

Ladies and gentlemen, the next headline: “North Koreans Ordered to Produce Impossible Amount of Human Manure Every Day to Help Save Agriculture — North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un has commanded every citizen to turn over an impossible 200 pounds of human manure…”  For those of you in Rio Linda, we’re talking about excrement here.  The government of North Korea has ordered its people to create a pile of human manure, 200 pounds of it, per day, to be used as “fertilizer in an effort to revitalize the communist country’s struggling agriculture…

“The country’s leader first made agriculture the forefront of the economic recovery during the New Year’s address.  This led to the mass mobilization of the population to fulfill the government’s wishes and ensure the human manure quotas are met.  If the people don’t…” I am not making this up, folks.  This ran on Fox News on their website.  “If the people don’t meet their daily quota, they have to supply over 600 pounds of compost or livestock manure, according to Radio Free Asia. ‘The entire population has been mobilized to produce manure as the first major task of the year,’ a source told the outlet.

“‘The authorities in each local region task factories, institutions and citizens groups with assigning production quotas to each individual.'” These people don’t have enough food to produce this kind of manure, folks.  They don’t have enough input to produce this kind of output.  “The absurdly high quotas are forcing the people to either collect the human manure in cold or pay cash to others for the manure.”

So people in North Korea are going door-to-door — or, I don’t know, hut to hut, whatever it is — asking their neighbors if there’s any spare manure, human manure they can buy to keep the government happy.  One source said, “Most people can’t [make] 100kg per day, so they end up giving what they think is sufficient.”  Many see this as just a trick here “for the regime to collect money from already poverty-stricken people.”  I mean, who in the world could produce 200 pounds? Maybe some libs could do it if you made ’em, but I just don’t see how this could actually end up working.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH:  I don’t know how many people know this.  I know this because I’m from Missouri.  Missouri’s an agriculture state.  We know about farm things there.  Prairie Farmer magazine was one of my earliest eagerly anticipated magazines each month, Prairie Farmer.  Do you know, folks, that using human manure to grow food is incredibly dangerous?  It truly is.  There’s a big difference.  But if that’s what the Norks wanted to do, if they’re demanding 200 pounds a day… (laughing)

Who has that much manure? (laughing) You might come up with some people who you would think do. Two-hundred pounds a day.  They might actually want to enter into some kind of a business arrangement with San Francisco.  San Francisco has piles and piles of human feces on the street, and what?  What?  They’re looking to get rid of it!  There’s so much human feces on the streets of San Francisco that there are maps given to tourists to show them how to avoid it.

(interruption) You think I’m making this up?  What do you…? (interruption) What do you…? (interruption) It’s absolutely true! (interruption)  Well, of course it’s disgusting, but you’ve got facial expression like you don’t believe me.  This is absolutely true, and I’m sure San Francisco, California, would love to get rid of it.  The Norks are buying. I’m just trying to help.

Israeli scientists are serious.  They think they have a cure for cancer, and this is gonna be fascinating to watch.

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