RUSH: Let’s start with audio sound bite No. 2 here. This is Dylan Dreyer. She is a… Well, what is she? She’s a “millenneist”? Who is she? She’s a meteorologist at the Today show. That’s right. Now, this is interesting theory, what she’s gonna say. Dylan Dreyer just from the Today show today. Listen to this…
DREYER: We bought a thermometer. We had it in the car earlier this morning. But look at how quickly the temperature has dropped since the thermometer’s been placed outside. It is now, uh, inching closer and closer to 10 below zero. The cold that we’re forecasting hasn’t been felt in more than 20 years, and that means some Millennials have actually never been this cold.
RUSH: Now, why would you throw that in there? Why would you…? Obviously, she is a Millennial. So we know that they are self-focused, but that’s not unusual. Young people are all self-focused. Young people all think it’s all about them. The Baby Boomers never outgrew that, in fact. We’ve got 70-year-old Baby Boomers today still thinking it’s all about them. But why throw that in there? “Oh, Millennials have never seen it this cold,” and she’s right. You have to go back 20 years. Twenty years ago, everybody was warning about global warming.
I think the point that Millennials have never been this cold…? (laughing) Millennials have never been this cold, and they’re gonna be shocked because they don’t believe this would ever happen! They believe — I mean, in toto — global warming. They buy it, folks. They buy it hook, line, and sinker. They are convinced. That’s why they go nuts when they get a story that the Chinese have grown seeds on the Moon. They were celebrating! That means there’s gonna be someplace to go once Earth becomes uninhabitable because of climate change.
“So we don’t have to go to Mars now. We can go to the Moon. The moon’s much closer. We can grow seeds! That means we can grow food and we can colonize the moon.”
I’m not making any of this up. That’s how they reacted to it. So in midst of all this, the Earth gonna get so boiling hot that life can’t be supported. They’re gonna experience this kind of deep freeze they’ve never experienced. Real-life circumstances have much more impact on people and their thinking than all of the commentary that they would read or hear in their lifetime, and I don’t know if this meteorologist was aware of that herself or if it was just, “My gosh. We Millennials have never been this cold before! This isn’t fair. This so unusual.”
Here is Bob in Bismarck, North Dakota, as we get back to the phones. Welcome, Bob. I appreciate your patience in waiting.
CALLER: Thank you. Rush, just checking in from North Dakota. The high today is gonna be 13 below.
RUSH: That’s the high? That’s the real temp, it’s not the wind chill, that’s the real temp?
CALLER: We don’t talk about wind chill up here, Rush. That’s nothing. Who cares about that.
CALLER: It’s windy every day up here. You know. Low tonight’s gonna be about 29 below. Tomorrow the high is gonna be about 17 below and tomorrow is gonna be about 31 below. But you know, Rush, what we do in North Dakota when the weather is like this?
RUSH: No. I mean, I could guess, I could guess, but I want you to tell me.
CALLER: We get up, we go to work, we go to school. If we need something, we go to the grocery store, we go to the restaurants, we go to the bars. We help each other out. If a lady across the street needs her driveway shoveled out, we go over there and do it. If somebody has a dead car in a parking lot, I have jumper cables in my backseat. We go over and we help her out.
RUSH: Bob, Bob, hang on, grab sound bite number three. Bob, I want you to listen to this. I want you to tell me if this the kind of stuff you don’t do in North Dakota.
JOHN DICKERSON: Millions of Americans are at risk for hypothermia and frostbite.
JENNIFER GRAY: This is incredibly dangerous cold all the way through the Midwest.
AL ROKER: Five minutes exposed flesh could suffer from frostbite in Chicago, 30 minutes in Cleveland, 30 in St. Louis, 10 in Pierre, five in Minneapolis, and Thursday morning in Syracuse, a half hour you could have frostbite.
EVA PILGRIM: Try not to breathe so deeply and really limit the amount of talking that you’re doing outside.
DYLAN DREYER: Your eyeballs can freeze when it’s 40 to 50 below wind-chills. That’s actually true.
RUSH: So you in Bismarck, you don’t mess with that, you just get up and go about your lives is what you do, right?
CALLER: Well, that’s what you have to do, Rush. You know, what else are you gonna do? I mean, if you don’t want winter, don’t live in North Dakota.
RUSH: Well, you could stand inside and stand in the corner next to the fire here and lament the suffering that you are enduring.
CALLER: Well, and that’s what we do a lot, but at the same time we don’t run around saying, “Why isn’t Trump helping us?” You know, we don’t care about that. We take care of ourselves. And I wish people could kind of learn a little bit.
RUSH: Well, I’m gonna be addressing — Bob, I’m running out of time here. I’m sorry — but I’m gonna be addressing this as the program unfolds, this fear of, this dependence on, this, “If government isn’t doing something for us then we’re not safe,” this kind of a mind-set. I know exactly what you’re talking about.
RUSH: Let me grab one more phone call here to the polar vortex, the weather that is gripping the Upper Midwest the next couple days. It’s Kathy in Schroeder, Minnesota. Welcome. Great to have you with us. I’m glad you called.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Well, mega dittos. I’ve been a fan since you had Punkin the cat, so big fan of yours.
RUSH: Thank you very, very much. I appreciate that.
CALLER: I have to say, in 2013 and ’14, we had the polar vortex. They had it in Chicago, too, I’m pretty sure, and it affected the lower 48 states. We had record lows, record snowfall and record ice cover on the Great Lakes. So Millennials, I’m pretty sure, would remember that. It was only a few years ago.
RUSH: Now, the National Weather Service is putting out that temperatures have not — real temperatures have not — been this low for 20 years, that the last such polar vortex as this was 20 years ago.
RUSH: Which would, of course, be way back before 2013. I know there have been polar vortexes between now and 20 years ago, but they’re claiming that this one has… But I still think that the idea that a lot of Millennials have never experienced weather this cold is probably gonna be true, and it’s gonna shellshock ’em. It’s gonna shock ’em in ways that you and I can’t imagine. Where did you grow up? Minnesota?
CALLER: In Minnesota. Yep. Born and raised in polar vortex central.
RUSH: This is nothing new to you. Once you get to 10 to 15 below, it doesn’t matter what’s below. It’s just you don’t want any part of it.
CALLER: It’s just cold and you deal with it.
RUSH: You do.
CALLER: Yep. My husband and I deal.
RUSH: Well, I grew up in Missouri, and I lived in southeast Missouri; I lived over in Kansas City. The thing about Missouri is it gets the extremes of all four seasons. Tornadoes in the spring. Massive, massive lightning and thunderstorms in the summer with 110-degree heat with high humidity. And then in the winter, we can get 14 to 15 below and 25 inches of snow. And I grew up in all of that. It’s still, though… When you say actual temperatures of minus 25 or 30, I’ve never experienced that. I think the lowest I’d ever been through is minus 14 and whatever the wind chill was.
But a lot of people haven’t. But you couple this, Kathy… This is really, really not something to downplay. Remember what these young people have grown up thinking. Remember how they have been programmed or inculcated. They really believe the earth is boiling. The people that believe climate change — and it’s not all of them. But those who believe it, really think that we are burning up, that it is getting worse by the year and that by the time they’re 65, the earth will no longer be able to be habitable.
That it’s gonna get so hot that sea levels will rise! They believe all of this radical insanity. And in a way, you can’t blame ’em. It’s all they’ve heard. Saturday morning cartoons (when they were watching those growing up) featured this kind of stuff. The professors, the teachers that they have had have all been drilling stuff into their heads. And so the idea of wind chills of minus 50 and real temperatures of minus 30, I guarantee you they don’t even… I don’t think they know how cold… They think the North Pole is heating up!
They think the North Pole and the South Pole are melting, Kathy! I am not exaggerating here. They think Greenland is about to melt away like one giant ice cube in a glass of scotch. They believe this stuff. So that’s why that meteorologist babe was going on and on about, “Millennials have never been this cold,” and they’ve never pondered it possible to be this cold. Now, what, if any, impact — and, by the way, it’s not gonna hit the Millennials in California, and it’s not gonna hit them… I mean, Missouri is the bottom of the polar vortex here.
For example, New York and Boston are gonna be in the twenties. They’re not gonna get a dime of this. This really is a… They call it a vortex because the shape of this thing is a V, and it goes from Montana and Wyoming. Down into Iowa is really the bottom of the worst. And then the line on the west side would go up through Chicago and into Canada. It’s gonna include Minnesota, upper Illinois. But where I grew up in Cape Girardeau, they’re barely gonna hit zero, which is not unusual.
Nobody in Missouri’s freaking out over this. But the Millennials who live in these places that are gonna be affected by this are going to be shocked by it. And, by the way, Millennials just dealing with it is not how they’ve been raised. To deal with it? No! They’ve been raised to be blaming somebody for it and demanding a fix for it, that somebody do something about it. And if nobody does anything about it, they must be Republicans.
If nobody does anything about it, it must mean nobody cares. What they’re gonna be told now is that, “Well, this polar vortex is doing nothing different except moving Arctic air south.” And they’re gonna say, “This is because of climate change!” They’re gonna bombarded with continued lies about what a polar vortex is, as though it’s something that hasn’t happened before, it’s new to global warming — and, in effect, it’s being caused by CO2 and fossil fuels.
Because that’s how they’ve been raised and educated, that every weather pattern that appears to be the slightest bit abnormal (which is every one of them) is due to climate change. But it’s still true that they will not have experienced these kinds of temperatures. And when you put it together with they think the North Pole and the South Pole are melting, that they don’t even think these kinds of temperatures are there, it is a shock to their systems in more ways than one. Thanks for the call. I appreciate it.