RUSH: To the phones, to Atlanta. Keith, I’m glad you called. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: How you doing today?
RUSH: Pretty good, sir. How are you?
CALLER: Good. Good. I found some more of our stimulus money and jobs. They sent me a letter in the Census letting me know that in a week I’ll be getting the Census.
RUSH: Yeah, I’ve been reading a lot of people been getting this letter warning them that in a week they’re going to be getting the official Census form. I have not received mine because I only get —
CALLER: I want to let you know you’re going to get it.
RUSH: Well, we’ll see.
RUSH: No! When was the last census, 2000?
CALLER: I believe so.
RUSH: Right. I didn’t get one then.
CALLER: (laughing) Well, he’s trying to spend the money.
RUSH: (interruption) Well, no. Everybody’s asking, ‘Well, why didn’t you get one?’ No, I didn’t try not to get one. There was no effort on my part. I just didn’t get one.
CALLER: Well —
RUSH: I know why. I know why. But nevertheless, what was your point about? Just that they’re wasting a lot of money telling us something is coming?
CALLER: Just they’re waiting a lot of money. Yeah. ‘Dear resident: About one week from now you’re going to receive a 2010 census form in the mail. When you receive your form, please fill it out and mail it in promptly.’ Let me give you some advice on this thing.
RUSH: I want you to listen up and listen close because the way they are asking respondents or participants here to identify their ‘race,’ you’re going to laugh yourself silly when you see it is options for race. What I want each and every one of you to do — because, remember, now Obama’s using this. This going to be used for reapportionment. This is going to be used for congressional delegation reapportionment. It’s going to be used for welfare spending, entitlement. It’s going to be used for all kinds of stuff. They have got races I’ve never heard of identified on this!
RUSH: So I want you to check the box that says ‘other’ and write in ‘American.’
CALLER: You got it.
RUSH: Will you do that for me?
CALLER: I certainly will.
RUSH: Check the box that says ‘other.’ What possible other races could there be? They’ve got everything but Martian on there.
CALLER: Hey, Rush?
CALLER: You think I could buy an autographed copy of one of your books?
RUSH: Well, if you could find somebody that has one, willing to sell it?
RUSH: Oh, you mean from me.
CALLER: From you.
RUSH: Oh, from me. You know, this is a tough thing.
CALLER: Come on, Rush.
RUSH: Well, he violated the Slaughter rule, but he might not have known about the Slaughter rule. I have no idea announced the Slaughter rule for this show in a long time. See the problem when you ask me, everybody hears my answer, and if I say yes (laughing) you know what’s going to happen.
CALLER: You just let me know off the air.
RUSH: It’s too late for that now. Because then everybody will be asking Snerdley off the air to do the same thing. We gotta go. Or do we?
CALLER: All right. Have a good day.
RUSH: Are we on time or not? Are we along or not? We’re on time? Fifty seconds. All right. Oh, 45 seconds. Yeah, okay. That’s a tough thing. I would love to send the guy a book, but I don’t have enough to send everybody who would want one. How do you do that? Well, see… (interruption) Snerdley is in there and he’s being a real hard butt about this. ‘You just say ‘no.” Well, I did say no. But I feel guilty about it. This was a nice guy. He offered to buy it. I wouldn’t sell it anyway. Just don’t forget on the Census form. When you check off your race, check the box that says ‘other’ and (in all caps) write in ‘American.’ There’s a campaign out there, I guess we just started it, a campaign out there to get this done and just have a little fun with it.