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RUSH: Mariel in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: Hi, Rush.

RUSH: Hey.

CALLER: I’m so angry right now. First, I’m going to preface by saying I need to ask you a huge favor.

RUSH: What’s that?

CALLER: Well, first let me tell you where I’m going with this. For the first time in my 51 years I am actually voting against the United States. I am hoping that the United States does not get the honor of hosting the Olympics.

RUSH: Wait a second. Are you saying you want the United States and specifically Chicago to fail?

CALLER: Yes, I do. I really do. And I’m sick about it. I’m at the point now where I’m so appalled, I Googled ‘poor housing, Chicago and rattrap’ and I got a list of people who are responsible and who are Obama backers who right now have really inhabitable houses that they stand to make millions and millions of dollars if Chicago gets the Olympics.

RUSH: I know.

CALLER: And these are houses that they bought with ACORN funding.

RUSH: I know.

CALLER: And it is so sad that we —

RUSH: Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah. Gotta take a break, hold on. When we come back I want to hear what your favor is.


RUSH: Okay, we go back to Mariel in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. What’s the favor that you wanted to ask me?

CALLER: Well, first, I’m embarrassed to ask you because with all you do you don’t need people calling you up and asking you for favors.

RUSH: So why are you?

CALLER: Well, because I think you need this, too.

RUSH: Ooooh, yeah.

CALLER: I think we need a little vacation of fun for a day and I don’t know, Rush, in your great wit and humor, give us a day just free of stress and strife. I’m so angry my stomach hurts, and I don’t think I’ve missed a day since 1988 when my kids were babies of listening to you, and I will continue to listen to you forever, but my most fun days are the days when you’re making fun of those that we love to hear you make fun of. So I’m just asking for maybe just an hour of a no-Obama time where we just maybe look back on your greatest, just your best stuff and kind of laugh and recharge our happy batteries. Does that sound very liberal? I hope not.

RUSH: Well, I will get e-mails from people accusing you of being a seminar caller asking me to take a hike at the peak of my effectiveness.

CALLER: Oh, never, Rush, never, ever, ever. No, no, no, no, no. From 12 to 3 I even schedule my clients so that I don’t take any clients between 12 and 3. I just need — I’m so stressed out with all of this —

RUSH: I know —

CALLER: — and so absolutely angry.

RUSH: Well, everybody wants to laugh. You want to be happy and so forth.

CALLER: Well, even just for a half hour.

RUSH: Well, I’m working on a full three hours. It’s a project much more difficult than I thought it would be, prepping three hours with virtually no mention of Obama.

CALLER: It’s difficult.

RUSH: Yes.

CALLER: Even if you just replayed your Jay Leno visit, because you looked so hot, Rush, really, really, hot.

RUSH: (laughing.)

CALLER: So there you go, that will tell you that I’m not a seminar caller. Wow. So even if that was just played over and over again.

RUSH: What are they doing, they’re replaying the takeoff of Sully Sullenberger. Are they hoping the birds will hit on the video replay? What are they doing here? It’s amazing. They’ve got somebody on the phone from Charlotte ready to report that Sully Sullenberger landed safely with no bird attacks in Charlotte, North Carolina. It’s like standing on the beach saying no hurricane yet, which distresses them, by the way. All right, Mariel, I hear what you’re saying, lighthearted, jocular day. Tomorrow is Open Line Friday. I’ll tell you what I’ll do. I’ll stay up ’til six in the morning, I’ll stay up ’til five in the morning, I got plenty to do, I’ll get two, two-and-a-half hours sleep, because when that happens I’m always giddy, I’m always in a giddy, lighthearted mood and I’ll give that a shot and maybe, who knows, tomorrow might be the day. I can’t promise I won’t have any mentions of Obama, it’s too crucial, but, can I do that? Yeah, I can do that because I’ll have a chance to sleep in Saturday.

I’m going to Pittsburgh Saturday for the Steelers-Chargers on Sunday night, but not leaving until the afternoon sometime on Saturday. (interruption) What could be sad? Pittsburgh and the Chargers, sad for me? What, you think the Chargers are going to win, Snerdley? Is that what you’re talking about? Of course they could, any given Sunday. Of course the Chargers could. I don’t think so. I know Steelers are 1-2 but they lost two on the road, now they come home, Sunday night Pittsburgh, primetime. Chargers have never won a regular season game in Pittsburgh. Now, wait a minute. Is that they’ve never won a regular season game in Pittsburgh or they’ve never won a regular season game on Heinz Field? I’m going to have to double-check. They have won playoff games there, but they haven’t won regular season games. (laughing) Keep going, Snerdley. He’s goading me in here. ‘Hey, your Steelers have the same record as the Detroit Lions.’ Yeah. Well, we’ll see. Oh, now he’s ‘Lucky to win the first one, eh, against the Tennessee Titans overtime, right?’ Lucky to win the first time I’m being told. Should be 0-3, is that right? Steelers should be 0-3? And you’re a fan of who? The Tampa Bay Buccaneers who amassed 38 yards of total offense or 60 some odd yards in total offense last week? And you’re jamming me about the Steelers?

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