RUSH: To Indianapolis. This is Amy. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Thank you so much, Rush, for having me on. Hey, I have been waiting to tell you this all summer. You have made my summer awesome. You just made me have a really fabulous summer, and I’ll tell you why. My husband and I, we have eight children, whom we homeschool, and every summer we go out to the garden and plant what I affectionately call my Communist Garden which basically means the idea is to have everybody come out and everybody work together and do their own part so that we can bring this garden in at the end of the summer.
RUSH: Wait, wait, wait, wait. Whoa, whoa, whoa. Your Communist Garden, did you say?
CALLER: My Communist Garden where we all work together, do our part.
RUSH: And you’re thanking me?
CALLER: No, no, no, no, no. That’s what we’ve done for many, many years, which basically ends up being — the communist garden ends up being me planting everything, me watering, weeding, gardening, and me harvesting it, and then the kids eating all the food.
RUSH: Oh, oh, oh, yes. Okay.
RUSH: Yeah, yeah, yeah.
CALLER: But after many years of listening to you tell the true story of the Thanksgiving story and my kids finally getting to the age where they’re old enough, this year I went out with the kids, and I said, “Kids, we are done with this Communist Garden, and this year we’re gonna start a Capitalist Garden.” So I handed my kids the seeds and the sprouts, and I said, “You go plant it, you take care of it, and when you bring the harvest in, I’ll pay you.” Rush, all summer long I had tomatoes and cucumbers and potatoes and onions and all different kinds of vegetables, and I didn’t do a bit of work out in that garden. But those kids out there, they worked very hard.
RUSH: You sound like one of the greatest capitalist CEOs I’ve ever heard. Now you’re making the kids work for nothing?
CALLER: Oh, no, I paid them. Oh, I paid them. They bartered with me, too, on how much I was gonna pay ’em. But, yes, they got paid.
RUSH: So you paid ’em based on their output?
CALLER: Yes. Yes, and it was wonderful.
RUSH: Well, you’re like a Pilgrim. You took the lesson of William Bradford and you employed it in your own collectivist garden.
CALLER: Exactly, and that’s because of you. So I want to thank you for teaching me this great concept. I had a wonderful summer because of you. So thank you.
RUSH: Well, you’re more than welcome. That is actually a funny story. It’s actually a great story.
CALLER: Thanks for letting me share it. I appreciate it.
RUSH: What is the age range of your brood?
CALLER: Four to 17.
RUSH: Four to 17.
RUSH: And you homeschooled all of them?
CALLER: All of them.
CALLER: They’re avid listeners of the Rush Limbaugh program.
RUSH: Rush Babies, absolutely.
CALLER: Absolutely. So thank you.
RUSH: Well, thank you. You know what? Hang on, ’cause you’ve codified the story here, but I want to send it to you in the form of Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims. I’ll send a couple of books out to go around for your eight kids. If you hang on, El Snerdbo will get your address and will get those out as soon as we can.
RUSH: By the way, folks, I just reminded myself of something. We had the great call there from Amy in Indianapolis, and I mentioned the other day we have this little promotion. So many people were sending us e-mail encouraging us to reach out to schools. They want Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims to be part of the curriculum, or at least in school libraries.
So what we did, we got a place at the TwoIfByTea.com website, if you click on the Adventures of Rush Revere at TwoIfByTea.com, you’ll find information on a free challenge, and that is Rush Revere and Liberty, the talking, time-traveling horse are seeking the most deserving school or schools in the country to get a large donation. Not just Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims, but also American classics written by authors like Mark Twain. In addition, the schools will get computers and supplies and any tangible item that will improve their classrooms.
What I asked people to do was, in 500 words or less, let us know why your school is the one qualified to get all this. I need to change it because people are writing us novels, and I appreciate that, people are going full bore into making the case why their school should get a bunch of copies of Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims and school supplies and books by classic authors. But I need to ask you to reduce the size of your submissions to 500 characters. A newspaper column is 750 words. We’ve got people writing us short stories and it’s more than we can handle, folks. We’re being inundated, as I knew we would be. But, remember, brevity is the soul of wit.
The fewest number of words necessary make the most powerful point. If you could, if you are submitting or if you haven’t yet submitted but you are going to submit your, for lack of a better word, essay, on why your school should be the recipient of this largesse. Something short. You know, get in, get it, and get out, something very pithy. I did say, I went back and I looked, I said 500 words or less, and I did say that, but now, just like Harry Reid changed the Senate rules, I’m changing — there aren’t really any official rules here.
If I change the 500 characters it might cause you to be a little bit more disciplined in your submission. It’s a provisional change. It’s not really a fundamental rules change. We didn’t have to consult any government authorities over this. People are begging us to do it this, and we want to do it. But we can’t do it for everybody, so we have to be subjective in it, and, believe me, the fewer words you take, the more powerful, if you do it right, your persuasion will be.
There’s also something I want you to look at. We’ve added a new gift item there that I just adore. We call it Ted-Tea Bear. It’s a white little bear, comes beautifully packaged and so forth. You can see a picture of it at the TwoIfByTea.com website. “What about Liberty?” Sit tight, folks. We do everything we can here according to the schedule. The demand here that we are experiencing is just overwhelming. We couldn’t be happier and more gratified. And we’re dealing with it. We’re a small business, folks, and we’re under assault like yours is by the Regime, and we’re doing everything we can here.