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RUSH: Hey, folks, hope you had a great weekend. We are back. We did, too, here at the EIB Network, and we’re back and raring and ready to go, kick off a brand-new week of broadcast excellence, as always. Massive appreciation for the fact that you are here. Never taken for granted. Never overlooked. That’s why meeting and passing all audience expectations is the chief objective here at the EIB Network. Telephone number if you want to join us, 800-282-2882. The email address, ElRushbo@eibnet.us.

So Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks it’s time to stop having kids because of climate change. The world is not going to be livable. It’s not gonna be worth living in if we don’t make drastic changes. And she just keeps spewing this stuff. And there’s nobody to tell her no. There isn’t a single person in the Democrat Party with any guts to tell her no.

The closest that we may have is Dianne Feinstein, but that was purely accidental. Her office was overrun by a bunch of 6-year-olds preaching to her that she doesn’t know what she’s talking about. And the way she talked to these kids, she acted offended that they had the audacity to tell her how to do anything. (imitating Feinstein) “I’ve been doing this 30 years. You people are basically still in the sandbox. Come back to me when you know what you’re talking about.” To kids! The Democrat Party for the children! The audio sound bite of this is pretty good.

President Trump. I’m watching Drive-By cable news today, and the chyron banner’s: “Waiting for Trump to depart for North Vietnam.” What? You’re sitting around waiting for Trump to leave? That’s what the news media’s doing? Yes. We are awaiting Trump’s departure. They’re 12 hours ahead of us in Hanoi; so it’s just after midnight in Hanoi. I was gonna look up what the flight time is from Washington to Hanoi and I didn’t have a chance to do that. I don’t know if they’re gonna stop along the way or not. Many of the — (interruption) What’s that? Well, call the crew of EIB 1 and say, “Book a flight plan for Hanoi.” You know, I did that.

Let me tell you what happened. This is a funny. You remind me. It has nothing to do with anything, folks. But back in — I forget what year — I was gonna do the troop visit over to Afghanistan. I was going with the State Department, part of U.S. Agency for International Development, which is just the way I had to piggyback it. And of course I wanted to get there on my own. Otherwise, it would have been zigzagging all over the place and having to fly around Iran because they shoot down anything unauthorized. And it required a couple of days’ layover in Dubai.

So, I got hold of the EIB 1 flight crew. I said, “What would it take to get there?” You should have seen what they did. They didn’t want to fly into a war zone. So they said, “This is what we’re gonna need.” And they put every spare part on the airplane. “We’re gonna need tires. We’re gonna need this. We’re gonna need that. In case there’s any kind of a malfunction or any mechanical function we gotta have the parts with us to get out of there,” which, of course, made sense, but it was their way of saying “no.” They’re just not gonna come out and say, “Screw you. We’re not flying into a war zone.” So they make it look like it would be impossible to do.

So, telling the flight crew that we’re gonna go Hanoi, that might not be a bad idea because, as you know, there’s no war going on in Vietnam right now.

Anyway, the press is doing everything they can to set Trump up for failure. They are claiming that Trump will do anything, anything to get a deal, even give away the United States of America to get a deal. And Trump has finally had it. He tweeted out: “So funny to watch people who have failed for years — they got nothing — telling me how to negotiate with North Korea. But thanks anyway.”

And that pretty much sums up — we’ve got polling data that is gonna shock. It shocked me when I saw it. I’m gonna have to construct this from memory. I’ve got it buried in The Stack here. The upshot is that there are far many more people in this country who identify as conservative than liberal. And I looked at it, and I was shocked when I saw it, and it just shows how seductive media coverage is.

If you watch media, if you watch movies, if you listen to music, anything in pop culture, of course, you become convinced that the left is dominating. Well, in pop culture they are. But you get the impression they’re the majority. And they aren’t. And in some ways, it isn’t even close.

Speaking of the Academy, did anybody watch ’em last night? Did you? Folks, I don’t know if this is me just getting older. You know, I swore when I was young, I swore that I was not gonna become an old fuddy-duddy. I was not. I was gonna actively work not to become somebody that just rejected out of hand anything that the youths of the day were doing, which all youths of the day encounter as they grow up and older people think they’re full of it and don’t know what they’re talking about, which in some cases they’re right when it comes to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

But even with all of my efforts to stay young at heart, to stay hip, after all the effort I have engaged in to redefining hip on the radio, I watched the Academy Awards, and I feel — I don’t know any of the people. I knew a couple of the actresses. I can barely understand what some of these people are saying or talking about. I don’t get the impression that the Academy Awards have anything to do with the country I live in. I mean, of course there’s the political content that erects a boundary anyway but that’s always gonna be there because Hollywood’s a bunch of leftists. But outside of that and factoring that in, this just seemed like something that I am totally unfamiliar with. And I’ll get into more detail what I mean as the program unfolds here.

Another headline. This from the New York Post. It’s actually from last week, and I kept it because it didn’t fit into anything last week. “Marriage Is Still The Main Way For Women To Get Rich — A new survey found that most women enter the elusive 1 percent through marrying a rich spouse.” There aren’t any 1% women. They gotta marry up, is what it says here.

“Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte,” which is where a bunch of leftist trolls, folks, it’s where a bunch of leftists hang out, “took a look at the 1995-to-2017 Survey of Consumer Finances reports to examine gender income patterns. They saw that American households who were part of the 1 percent –” What do you think is the bottom income line making you above the 1%? Just take a wild guess. If you make more than $150 you’re in the top 1%. That’s one guess. What is your guess? There’s no wrong answer here: 250. Bottom line, the top 1% is everybody making more than $845,000 a year.

“They saw that American households who were part of the 1 percent — which meant making more than $845,000 a year — only 15 percent of them needed the woman’s income to cross that elite threshold.” Are you still with me on this? So, you have the base, the floor to get into the 1% is $845,000. Only 15% of families at that income level needed the woman’s income to cross it, meaning hubby earns $800,000 a year, wife earns $45,000. Hubby earns $600,000 a year, wife earns 245. Fifteen percent.

Another way of looking at it, 85% of the 1%, the women were not factors in that income level. They also found that only 5% of women in families above $845,000 a year made enough money to qualify for the 1%. “The study concluded that ‘women mostly enter one percent households through marriage by gaining access to their spouse’s income.’”

Mr. Snerdley, he’s shared with me many of his lessons of life that he has learned growing up. Aw, there goes Dawn ducking her — Mr. Snerdley said — I better not share this one. I don’t think – (laughing) God’s designed purpose for women. Leave it at that. Mr. Snerdley doesn’t need the grief that he would get. He gets enough grief on his own sharing these philosophies with people.

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