Your Rush Limbaugh Echo for Monday, 2/21/11
Student NOTES from Institute freshmen, not 'official'
Opening: Nice try, Snerdley; fake doctor-excuse.
Segment#1: Happy Presidents Day — Celebrate America
We are here on Presidents Day; 1-800-282-2882. Khadafy has apparently fled. Is Obama busing in SEIU into WI any different than Kaddafi busing protestors into Tripoli?
WI governor Walker is not caving; Democrats fled the seen and Drive-by Media says Republicans are causing the crisis.
Love it! In DC, Democrats do not like the term "Obamacare" they want the illegal and void law to be "Affordable healthcare" bill. If you HS students are home listening (with a sick excuse) listen to this: Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee wanted to show everyone how smart she was: "Will the Mars rover go over to where the astronauts planted the flag?" She must spend time "off-the-planet" on both mars and the moon.
((Clip-Lee: It is not penalizing you since you are not punished if you are provided benefits.)) So it is a good thing to be forced into Single Payer, so it is totally constitutional. She purports that judge Vinson didn't know what he was talking about. OK, hockey players go to the 'incentive box'. That is your congress rep if you live in Houston TX.
Michelle "My Belle" took daughters to Veil CO and fed them high-calorie ribs. Leaders are supposed to be leaders. If we are supposed to eat berries and cardboard cereals, then show us how.
> 1,500 calories for each serving of ribs, plus hundreds of grams of fat.
ED:: QUESTION: How do you spell Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi ? Khadafi !
Seg#2: Where was the civility with the Clinton WH War Room?
Contrary to Congresswoman Lee, you don't get healthcare with single payer.
Bill Clinton and Bush 41 will open in Texas a 'civility' center. They are going to research and debate being civil. Bill Clinton had a 'war room' in the White House and spend years smearing Ken Starr.
Not for children (five, four, three, two, one) you have been warned. From UK Daily Mail, (relating to a Lewinsky) human virus spread to cause oral cancer. UK gov't has called for HPV [human papilloma virus] vaccination for boys; comes from lewinskys.
"It all depends on what you call sex" said Bill Clinton. Less of a stigma was attached due to Bill Clinton. Dawn in across the glass shaking her head.
My brother David is in studio today; will be writing a column.
www.DavidLimbaugh.com He didn't use a fake doctors note.
>>> How does a student use a fake note when teachers do also?
Who do they give the fake notes to when the teachers are also absent?
Seg#3: fake people for Facebook and Twitter
From SocialMedia (Examiner.com) US gov't offers a private company $$ to have them create fake IDs for fake people to promote their own propaganda. "Persona management software" is a job offer from the government contract. ((Reading: A single user could handle up to ten fake IDs.)) Was this part of the 'high tech' dinner Obama had with Jobs, Gates, and Facebook founder? This activity predates the dinner. Nothing is real for Progressives on the Left. Folks, I'm here to tell you that wherever you look, music, movies, college, everything tilts to the Left.
Ellie Light would post in several newspapers pretending to be different people.
Does it happen on the Right? I don't know. We live in Literal-ville and want our wins to be real. The Left has to create fake people for Facebook and MyButt. It was January 2010 when it came to light. The company is HBGary.
((Reading: You can join a social network and find who at a high school doesn't have an account and then have a fake account with that name. If you participate, ask responders if they are real — or if they are a fake Obama Democrat. Why do Liberals have to do this?
Obama has an entire wing from MoveOn.org (a brigade) that works Twitter and other places they post, each and every day. Lenin had a small group called Bolsheviks. They made profound change. "The way to be cool is to be a compassionate progressive." It is propaganda. It won't be the last time we talk about it.
How many people protesting in Wisconsin are from outside of the state? How many of them are Obama fake people? Then the viewing public says, "Can we get along? I don't like the fight" so just give up.
>>> WI Governor Scott Walker is not going to give up.
Seg#4: Will HS/college students go back to school after hearing Rush?
Checked eMail during the brake. 'Lewinskys are bigger cause of throat cancer, more than tobacco.'
Caller: The fake ID was for the Chamber of Commerce.
No, it was for The Regime, per Cass Sunstein, propagandist.
Caller: Bush raised taxes to go to war.
There were no tax increases for the war in Iraq.
This is where I lose you Leftists. They killed nearly 3,000 Americans in one day; and you want to compare this to protests in Wisconsin. They have a balanced-budget requirement in their state constitution. They only want the union people to pay a little bit. By the Constitution, Obama should stay out of it. The workers face being laid off vs paying a little for their own vacations.
>>> [Rush is being appropriately passionate] Pay for what you want!
Why should somebody else be forced to pay for union perks?
Seg#5: So what if we were raising taxes? Isn't that what Left wants?
>> Only idiots compare taxes in Wisconsin with 9/11 related support.
Seg#6: Are Moms and Dads staying home also to watch 'sick' kids?
(Theme Music) I know the last caller was a 'seminar' caller. It is like trying to sink a battleship with BBs. They go somewhere for their talking point. These people are predictable thinking they have the excellent questions. Are they aware of the thug leader salaries. Union leader in WI Gerald McEntee makes $483,000/yr.
However the Democrats get back to Madison Wisconsin, they will have fake doctor excuses. The teachers union leader tells teachers to get back to work. What does that mean? That's right, Snerdley — they have polling data.
They are robbing the children. ChiCom children are getting further ahead in math. Our Leftist teachers are missing the opportunity to indoctrinate them even more. And what about the working Moms and Dads? Do they have to stay home now?
Do the Moms and Dads just leave their kids home alone?
We have the Muslim Brotherhood and now the Education Brotherhood.
State-Controlled Media has a choice: they have to report that Democrats fled; but do they report that they shut down the state government? No, they blame Republicans for that. The Federal Gov't could shut down in early March.
Sept 22, 2004 ((Reading: Nearly 1/3 of public education in Madison Wisconsin have their kids in private schools.)) It is now seven years later and must be a higher percentage. They don't even send their own kids to their schools.
The federal government pays $670million to the public schools in Wisconsin. That is more than 20 times what Governor Walker wants to save. His savings add up to $30million. Because of this federal money, your tax money goes to the salaries of WI teachers. NCES (National Center for Educational Studies) collected date up through 2008.
The Wisconsin budget faces a $130million deficit and $3.6billion for the next two fiscal years. To close the gap (as required by their constitution) Governor Scott Walker proposes legislation to ask for union members (teachers and state employees) to carry more of their own benefit expenses.
Typical Leftist reporters says, "The teachers don't have any more to give." They are taking and not giving a damn thing! My Gosh, what is wrong with this country when others pay the 94% of their pensions?
I only say it is outrageous because the support they receive is a gift.
Folks, I would love if someone came to me and said, "When you retire, you only have to pay 5% for retirement checks; and when you go to the hospital, you only have to pay 12%."
>>> I would love that; would I dare to go on strike?
Segment#7: Will Wisconsin reimburse illegal credit card use?
Republicans in Wisconsin can restructure the union contracts without Democrats because it doesn't involve money.
Caller: Why doesn't Governor Walker fire the teachers, like Reagan?
I don't know if he can; where is just cause? The air traffic controllers were controlled by law — teachers are not.
Caller-teacher: Were are their minds?
Leftists love redistribution; it just requires power, not making more money. Those writing fake excuses are committing fraud.
What brought those Texas legislators back? In 2003, Democrats rented a bus and fled to OK. The OK governor would not allow Texas Rangers to enter Oklahoma. Governor Perry said their government credit cards would turned off and they would not be reimbursed. That is when they returned.
>>> Has WI Gov Scott Walker thought of pulling credit card plug?
Seg#8: Unions ignored abuse to them by a Democrat governor?
State senate rules allow the Republican majority to pass new union contracts and anything else they ever wanted. Pelosi would do that. Senate Majority leader Scott Fitzgerald says he will work on the bills without Democrats. Would one of those bills be 'collective bargaining'? They will also look at governor appointments.
Republicans can pass part of what Governor Walker wants.
What was the election for? I would start passing bills, continuing to work. Don't think the Democrats don't know it since this is an AP story.
Caller-WI: Local talk is Gov Walker is not abusing voters like Gov Doyle did.
There isn't a lot of polling support for the 'sick' teachers.
This whole point of 'not talking' is a straw dog. They knew this was coming.
We paid $10,791/student in 2008, (last year the numbers were available), more than any other mid-West state. Teachers in Wisconsin are paid more than the average.
University of Arizona will have a National Institute for Civil Discourse. The same Bill Clinton that had a 'War Room' to deal with bimbo women who told the truth and other issues that came up. ((Reading: non-partisan center for debate of 'civility' in public discourse.))
>>> This is the Left — they want to debate being civil.
What Democrats mean by that is, "Do it my way."
Seg#9: Democrats perpetuate Liberalism in public education
So much to cover here. A lot of preparation goes into a great speech, except for mine. Fewer ideas pop into my head when I try to prepare. [Inspiration] Hillsdale College captures great oratory in their free monthly Imprimis mail-out.
Caller: What if the Army had a union? Why do teachers?
Do you want the Truth? That is how you get around not hiring the best, and not letting go of the people who aren't.
>>> >>> That is how the Democrat Party is perpetuated.
Segment#10: Unionizing makes people loyal to Gov't
Unionizing teachers is not about better teachers; it is about power.
>>> That's all that is going on in Wisconsin and other states.
Seg#11: Obama shut down the great voucher program in DC
(Music) In JrHS I became congniscent of paying teachers more. My Father was involved in attracting better teachers. What was her name, David. That's right, Katharine Sackman. She loved my Dad's efforts and I got better grades.
Why do professional athletes make so much; movie stars; it's capitalism.
In some places in Wisconsin, some qualified people have applied and they have been turned down. They have spent a lifetime in business but don't have a teaching certificate. We could challenge the Left on not wanting better schools. Obama shut down the great voucher program in DC. It was one of his first acts as president. He had to be NEA loyal.
National Educational Association is 110% Democrat. It is not about better teachers; it is about more power. You are paying them to be campaign workers/voters. It is not an accident. Pure and simple: it is about loyalty to the Democrat Party.
CBS News from Sunday morning, Charles Osgood. These protesting idiots can't even see it. ((Clip: Pension checks stopped. First Black firefighter was supported by fellow workers. His wife worked for the police dpt. Got two pension checks and then no more. After 17 months, in Prichard Alabama, they wondered where their pension money went? "You can't get blood from a turnip. The money is not there."))
That is what many states are facing. Governor Walker says if he took all of the pension money and paid the teachers, they could not pay firemen and policemen. There is no 'lockbox' and Liberal Democrats spend what they can find. It just isn't there, except in Wisconsin. Gov Walker wants to use it properly.
It is not just Wisconsin, it is everywhere. This is what would scare me "to death" if I had to depend on other people for my money. My brain would be telling me, "the money is not there" as I listen to the news. The boot kicked the can down the road for many, many years.
Promisers get elected and all Hell breaks lose. What did anyone expect?
ABC Christian-on MonPoor on TV interviews: ((Clip: This is ground zero for Obama reelection. Obama started Gov Walker faster than those in Egypt.))
((Clip-Dr: I'll write your excuse to get away from this terrible condition.)) Last Oct, Chrtistiannon Amampoor criticized the Tea Party people. Look at how FoxNews, even from Geraldo, ((Clip: This is fraud.)) However, on CNN, they are just "helping out". ((Clip: Obviously not sick, very interesting.))
>>> If they were Conservative doctors would it be only interesting?
>>>>> Fat chance. [Remember the Progressive DbM mindset]
Seg#12: John Fund is known to write well, this time about Wisconsin
WSJ John Fund reports 'Organizing For America' ran 15 phone banks and bused in outsiders. This is not constitutional, community agitating. It is Obama's organization. Demonstrators were taught how to protest and appear 'non-violent'. They had to be taught how to be proper and polite. CNN was very proud of that.
((Reading John Fund: Union dues for teachers in WI are $700 to $1,000/yr.)) Governor Walker tries to stop the automatic dues. That should please the union workers. Don't they want their pensions to be there when they retire?
> Do they care more for Obama's reelection than their own retirement?
Seg#13: Union members didn't protest against Democrat Gov Doyle
May 2009, WI Gov Jim Doyle said the state deficit had exploded and he needed to fire people. $5billion deficit was expanding to $6billion. Union members didn't get the 2% raise they were promised. [Obama's recession]. He was a Democrat governor asking union members. ((Reading-union-response: OK, understood. We know we are not immune.)) Make the contrast to now.
With a Democrat governor, they didn't split the scene, shut down the schools, call Obama to bring in Organizing for America, they didn't bus people in. This isn't even about the union people, it is about politics. We had better pray for Governor Walker as it is the ground zero of the battleground.
What happens in Wisconsin will determine what happens to your pension.
As goes Wisconsin, so goes the nation. It determines Obama's reelection also.
Caller-gal: I'm so relieved Bush and Bush-41 will fix 'civility'.
I played golf in VT; so you got your library to get a Bush book.
((Parody of Justice Brothers in WI: [megaphone] Those teachers will not end their sick leave until that Evil Walker ends his oppression. Those poor teachers. $79,000/yr is more than I make on my radio show. Come back here, you scab.))
>>> [Paul Shanklin makes the parodies you can hear at Rush's website.]
Seg#14: As a state legislator, even Obama had the guts to show up
Communist Party USA calls Jackson and Jackson in WI, "A Gandhi Moment".
FNC Chris Wallace interviewed ((Clip-Walker: If Democrats want to participate, they have to be here. We will carry it out as long as it is needed. There is no place to push off to. The president should stay focused on fixing the federal budget. Federal union members make much more than state employees here.)) Governor Walker tells Obama to 'stay out of here' and fix his own problems.
I know you Democrats in Wisconsin are listening. Here's a message for you:
>>> As IL legislator, even Obama had the guts to show up,
> > > > > > > and vote, "Not Present".
Rush is speaking to the Democrat Wisconsin legislators in particular.
Seg#15: In Wisconsin there is a gov't employee for every 183 citizens.
5.5million citizens in WI, 30,000 state employees, do the math.
Do they really need all of those government employees, not do with a few less?
>>> I don't know; you tell me; you are paying for it. We all pay for it!
Closing: See you tomorrow.
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From Rush Limbaugh Morning Update: "They are Democrats"
For most private sector employees, it's the employer who sets the wage and benefits package -- not so for government employees. With no competitive forces at work, for decades they've held cities, states, and large segments of the federal government hostage to win wage, benefits, pension, and job-security packages that are far superior to their private sector counterparts.
Government unions have a longstanding incestuous relationship with the Democrat Party. In return for massive campaign contributions and foot soldiers for political campaigns, elected Democrats not only reward their union benefactors with favorable contracts, they shield them from the kind of accountability private sector employees face.
That's one reason our schools are failing. It's why cities and states with entrenched Democrat leaders are bankrupt. It's why governments balloon, while millions of private sector people lose their jobs, and even their homes.
Rather than honor election results, elected Wisconsin Democrats fled the state. They refuse to vote on Governor Walker's proposals to balance the budget by curbing union power and excessive wages and benefits. Teachers abandoned their classrooms, forcing schools to close and children to fall further behind. Meanwhile, Democrat union operatives are being shipped into Wisconsin from out of state to protest; they're equating Walker with Hitler and going to Republicans' homes to intimidate them.
They bankrupt your state, and they demand the right to keep doing it. They don't give a damn about your kids, civility, election results, or fiscal sanity. What are they? They're Democrats.
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"Ladies and gentlemen, have any of you heard how poorly paid Wisconsin teachers are? No. And why haven't we heard that? Because they're not poorly paid, that's right."
"AFL-CIO national president Richard Trumka is expected to join thousands of demonstrators at noon in Wisconsin today. That's sort of like the head of the Muslim Brotherhood showing up at Tahrir Square in Cairo."
"Have you heard Governor Walker blame his predecessor? Have you heard him talk about the rotten situation he inherited, like our boy-child President Barack Obama always does? No."
"So the great constitutional scholar, Barack Hussein Obama, not only ignores rulings from the judicial branch, he ignores states and their laws. Apparently they didn't teach federalism in community organizing school, which is where Obama has his real degree."
"Public servants seem now to have become a protected species, like snail darters. When else in history have public servants gotten more pay, better benefits, and better retirement plans than the people who pay them?"
"Earlier when he presented his budget, President Obama said what? He said, 'We must start living within our means.' Well, if he were really and truly serious about living within our means, he would be cheering Governor Walker's courage in Wisconsin."
"If I had gone to college, I guarantee you there would not have been one instructor who would have ever been able to indoctrinate me. I was just that firm in my resolve at what I knew and what I believed."
"You unionistas and the rest of you Democrats, you better think long and hard about whether you want mob rule in this country or not, because according to all the polls -- and last November bears me out on this -- we have by far the biggest mob. It ain't even close."
"I like the idea of people driving through Madison with their car windows down, blaring this show so the protesters can hear it. That would tick them off!"
"You know, female students hitting on male students... that never happened when we were in school, Snerdley, just like the chance to wrestle with girls never happened. I tell you, it's just amazing how quickly cultural things change."
"'The Occupation of the Wisconsin Capitol Continues for a Third Day.' Now, those are not my words -- that's the headline of a story in the Communist Party USA's People's World website."
"You callers need to remember this: the purpose of a caller is to make the host look good -- not by endless compliments and that kind of thing, but rather as someone who inspires the host to even greater greatness."
"We always hear about liberals and how everything they do is 'for the children'. Does this situation in Wisconsin constitute 'for the children'? Does this not look like a bunch of bullying to you?"
"The unions in Wisconsin are hiding behind the children. They're using children as human shields, just like leftists and terrorists always do. I mean, how else would you describe this, folks?"
"Obama's constantly telling everybody that we all have to make sacrifices, that everybody has to have some skin in the game. Apparently he means everybody except the unions or any of the Democrat foot soldiers who might help him get reelected."
"By the way, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz says it's not fair to call it 'Obamacare'. Okay, fine, we'll compromise. We'll call it 'Bamcare'."
"Obama says Wisconsin balancing its budget is an assault on unions, and Arizona protecting its citizens is an assault on federal law. You know, only a Central Planning authoritarian thinks this way."
"It's no wonder that 26 states have sued the regime to protect themselves from Obamacare. I mean, the president is determined to run the country from the White House, and these puny Republican state governors are not to interfere."
"What we have on display is community organizers versus the American people -- parasitic public sector unions against the people who pay them."
"The American people know that Barack Obama is not 'the Gipper'. He's not 'the Comeback Kid'. They know he has not moved to the center. Barack Obama is on his way to the bottom, folks."
"The unionistas, the rabble-rousers, the freeloaders, and the protesters in Wisconsin have as much chance of winning in the long run as do the protesters in Greece or Spain. There is no choice. They will have to lose. We do not have the money."
"If somebody, God forbid, gets hurt with all the heated protesting going on in Wisconsin, will the media blame Obama? I mean, he's encouraging this. His websites are inspiring this. I am dead serious with this question, Mr. Snerdley."
"It now seems as though the primary role of a teacher is to make a jackass out of yourself in front of the nation. Well, only striking government teachers could win federal praise for not doing their jobs."
"Governor Walker, I have a suggestion for you. You simply say to all these protesters, 'I won.' That phrase was used by no less than our illustrious man-child president, Barack Obama, during a meeting with Republicans to ostensibly talk about joint ideas to help the economy."
"If you want to convince young people that there's something other than Saturday Night Live and Comedy Central that's news, direct them to this show -- and I don't say that for ego reasons."
"Barack Obama is just as angry as the protesters in Madison. He's just as hateful of this society as those teachers carrying those signs, and he's just as contemptible to the hardworking taxpayers of this country as the public sector unions are. Don't doubt me."
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February 21, 2011 Posted by John at 11:02 AM
Events in Libya appear to be spinning out of control. Rebels have taken control of Bengazi; the revolt has spread to other cities, including Tripoli; Gaddafi is rumored to have fled the capital; unconfirmed reports have military aircraft attacking protesters. This is one of many videos showing the chaos that increasingly reigns:
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Will the same thing happen in Libya? I don't know; but history seems to be setting up a laboratory experiment in north Africa.
Get ready: SEIU's Purple Army nationwide protest schedule; teachers' unions pressure members to show "solidarity"
By Michelle Malkin • February 20, 2011 12:54 AM
Attention, taxpayers and Tea Party activists. The Purple Army is coming to your town. Don't let these Big Labor goons monopolize the protest square like they monopolize government workers.
Here's their current schedule over the next four days nationwide via the SEIU website. All hands on deck:
2/21 – Helena, MT; 2/21 – Carson City, NV; 2/21 – Raleigh, NC; 2/21 – Austin, TX; 2/21 – Madison, WI; 2/22 – Sacramento, CA ... [See it all at her website]
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VALLETTA (Reuters) - Two Libyan Air Force fighter pilots defected on Monday and flew their jets to Malta where they told authorities they had been ordered to bomb protesters, Maltese government officials said.
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