I was back behind the Golden EIB Microphone today to guest-host for Rush on America's Number One radio show. You can find a few moments from the broadcast here:
I will support any candidate that pledges to stop using stupid acronyms like FAST on these 12,000-page bills. It's part of the infantalization of America. Say what you will about George III, but the Tea Act was about tea. T-E-A didn't stand for anything.
Actually, I think I said T-E-A didn't stand for "Terrorizing Entrepreneurial Americans". At any rate, what's in this FAST Act? Oh, buried deep down in the small print, you'll find that the Republican House and the Republican Senate have given Lois Lerner's banana-republic IRS the power to get your passport revoked:
The IRS specifically targeted American citizens based on their ideology, and a Republican Congress -- House and Senate -- has just rewarded them for it. They basically gave this corrupt agency power over citizenship, because if they can strip you of your passport under the FAST Act, they can strip you, in a practical sense, of 80% of your citizenship.
In the course of the show, the Trump/Clinton wars also came up re Hillary Clinton's risible claim to be a champion of women and her real-life role as Bill's enabler for 40 years. Trump's willingness to talk about Bill's abuse of women is discomforting to the court eunuchs of the media. This morning on the "Today" show Savannah Guthrie described Bill Clinton's relationship with Monica Lewinsky as "alleged". As I noted, both parties have written books about it: It's "alleged" in the same sense that Pearl Harbor is "alleged". But if you bring it up on NBC during Hillary's coronation year even Monica cannot be acknowledged as having actually occurred. Way back in 1999, NBC's Lisa Myers said to Juanita Broaddrick - that's "Jane Doe #5", if you're keeping score - about her account of being raped by Clinton: "The good news is you're credible," Miss Myers told her. "The bad news is you're very credible." So NBC sat on the story until everyone had lost interest.
I also mentioned that the Clinton Administration was the first in history with a standardized Denial of Sex form on file. For you IRS agents out there, it's like the sex version of a 1040. When Paula Jones' lawyers were sniffing around Arkansas for women who'd undergone similar experiences, a nervous Juanita Broaddrick called her attorney, who in turn contacted an old friend, White House counsel Bruce Lindsay. Shortly afterwards the President's lawyer, Bob Bennett, faxed back the affidavit of another woman who'd denied involvement with Mr Clinton. Mrs Broaddrick's counsel replaced the original name with that of his client and dropped it in the mail.
Brilliant. "I, [Your Name Here], being of sound body, did not have sexual relations with that man William Jefferson Clinton.": With the convenient do-it-yourself Clinton Home Affidavit Kit, you may get groped but there won't be a lot of paperwork.
As I understand it, Trump's current position is that, if Hillary plays "the women card", he'll go there - and the media will certainly have their work cut out. A casual comparison between Bill Clinton and Bill Cosby from me on today's show caught the ear of Jeff Poor at Breitbart News:
Steyn pointed out that one has become persona non grata while the other has been universally embraced as "the most beloved guy in America."
"I mean that as a seriously question incidentally," Steyn said. "Why is Bill Cosby finished? He was the most beloved guy. We keep hearing Bill Clinton is the most beloved guy in America. 'If Bill Clinton was on the ticket, he'd sweep all 50 states. It would be a landslide. Americans love Bill Clinton.' They loved Bill Cosby – nice grandfatherly Bill Cosby. But somehow, for some reason – you don't see 'The Bill Cosby Show' on TV anymore. You don't see it on the rerun channels. He is not appearing anywhere."
"You'd almost think it's some kind of like racism thing," he continued. "That somehow, when a bunch of women make accusations against the black guy – boom, he's vaporized. When a bunch of women make accusations against some white southern redneck — we're talking about putting him back in the White House for another eight years as First Gentleman."
Maybe some enterprising reporter will bring that up during Clinton's New Hampshire appearances next week. Then again...
But the big news was that my cat Marvin apparently has a FedEx account. Because he shipped a copy of his and my cat album, Feline Groovy: Songs for Swingin' Cats, to Rush's cat Allie. And it seems that Allie quite likes it:
But don't let that put you off.
Marvin and I asked Allie if she'd consider giving us a quote for the press release, but she yanked the CD out of the player and stuck it on her scratching post.
Texas reader Tracy Spoor writes to Marvin to report that her vet's cat Noche has also taken Feline Groovy for a spin:
I gave Feline Groovy to my vet, a cat specialist and butler to a black cat named Noche -- they are playing your songs in the clinic! Oh, and your human was right -- we do need to celebrate Boxing Day. So here goes. Happy Boxing Day, Frank Sinatra.
Tracy L Spoor