Skip to comments.Hello? Swimmer Melts Down
Posted on 03/03/2005 12:35:33 AM PST by Graybeard58
RUSH: We have Senator Kennedy here melting down on the floor of the Senate just moments ago. They are debating bankruptcy protection legislation, and this was Senator Kennedy a short time ago.
KENNEDY: (Screaming) Who do we represent in this body? The credit card companies who have had record profits? They are the principal beneficiary of this legislation: $30 billion in profits last year, and they want 35! The best estimates is [hiccup] credit card companies are going to get $5 billion more out of this bill. Who are we going to get it out of? That's what we are about here in the United States Senate, when we've got the problems of unemployment, the escalating cost of prescription drugs, school tuition's going up through the roof and we're talking about additional $5 billion for the most profitable industry in America. Hello? Hello? That's what we are debating here?
RUSH: Nope! (Laughing.) Nobody is listening to Senator Kennedy. Hello? Hello? Senator, let me turn it back around on you, sir. What is the most profitable industry in America? It isn't the credit card companies; it's not the oil companies; it's government, sir, United States federal government. Guess what, senator? We're going to spend $2.4 trillion that you didn't have a damn thing to do with producing. There's nothing but pure profit at the federal government. You take it from people: 2.4 trillion, and you claim that's not enough. You say you want 2.5. Where we gonna get it, senator? Who are we serving in this Senate? Who are we serving in this body? You want to take additional money from the back pockets of people and then turn around and tell those very people you're protecting their back pockets from the evil credit card companies. You're the biggest phony baloney, plastic banana, good-time rock-and-roller. I can talk faster than you can and make sense any day, senator! Hello...? Hello...?
Who are we listening to here? We're spending 24, what is it, billion dollars on education. What do you want, 26, senator? Where's it going to come from? It's going to come from the back pockets of people you claim you're protecting from the eeeeevil credit card companies! Hello? Hello? Why do we never hear this, senator? Why do we never hear how you can go out and literally steal from people with your so-called tax increases, but less a legitimate American industry earn some money on a profit, "Oh, no! It's a problem! Profit? We can't have that," and I'll tell you something else, senator, and I said this, I felt this when I was walking around the Fourteenth Century streets of Afghanistan last week and I said it to people: Next time I hear a Democrat complaining about unemployment or the escalating cost of prescription drugs, school tuition, I'm going to say, "Go to Afghanistan." You want to find out what tough is? You want to find out what poverty is? You want to find out what tough economic circumstances are? Because we in America do not have the slightest idea what tough economic circumstances are. Now, I know everything is relative, and I know we have much higher expectations than people who live in places like Afghanistan, but it's about time we had a little sense of appreciation for what we have here, rather than listening to a bunch of aged, Jurassic Park senators telling us how rotten it always is in this country. Because, frankly, senator, I'm fed up with hearing about how we can't do this and this can't be done and we've got it so bad and everybody is suffering out there.
You talk about the escalating cost of prescription drugs and so forth. We're talking about senior citizens, are we not? We are trying to reform Social Security. You say nothing's wrong with Social Security, and yet months ago you're talking about how Social Security recipients are having to make choices between dog food and drugs because they don't have enough in their benefits. You people are making no sense whatsoever, and it's a new day, senator! Because you don't get your commence of idiocy amplified by a sycophantic mainstream media anymore. You've got people who are contradicting what you're saying, hearing what you're saying, and putting truth to it. What did Senator Kerry say, "Speak truth to power"? Hello...? Hello...? Hello...? Anybody there? Senator Kennedy speaking! (Clearing throat.)
And finally, my friends, before we go to our bottom-of-the-hour break, a story from India. "From constipation to cancer..." and this of course the natural flow from a Senator Kennedy sound bite. (story) "From constipation to cancer, diarrhea to diabetes, they offer to cure nearly everything with medicines made from cow urine. India's Hindu nationalists who were ousted from power last May, have a new job: promoting cow products, primarily urine, that many Indians believe have therapeutic value. S. P. Sharma, a PJP official," That's a party official in India, "said he offered to buy a pack of face cream he said helped his daughter get rid of pimples. Face cream made of cow urine."
Now, yesterday we had a story about how cows do... What is it? Hold a grudge, yeah, the complex minds. They're very close to human beings and all this. They look on in "hope and fear" when other cows fall through frozen ponds and so forth. What do the cows think, Senator Kennedy, of using their urine, sir? Here are people profiting from cow urine, and they're in India, senator! Hello? Hello...? When are we going to get this in America, senator, cow urine face cream for pimples. What are you doing, senator, for the people? Hello? Hello?
That's easy. NO ONE!!
Mr.Kennedy, please refresh my memory on how much your Big Dig cost. I believe it to be $14.6 billion.I guess it isn't just credit card companies who are making a profit. The big hole is right in your backyard and you are still trying to fill it with taxpayer monies.
I wonder what his liver looks like.
Rush and Howie Carr played it a bunch of times.
It was like he was screaming for Mary Jo down in the Olds.
I'm not sure, but it might be as good as the DeanScream.
Hello? Hello? This whole issue is whether people above median level income should get their wages garnished if they declare bankruptcy. Hello? And he's hoping to scare us into thinking bankruptcy changes will hurt suffering poor people, victims of Eeeevile Republicans. Nope. The only ones hurting poor people are the rats, who want plenty of FICA money rolling in so they can play shell games with it.
whoa,... glad I don't imbibe anymore,...and ol' Teddy Wetbrain still has his drivers licence??
Which one is the picture of my brain and which one is the picture of my liver? LOL
I'm actually sorry I googled up those images and posted them. I'm a squeamish sort, and those pictures are really giving me the willies.
I'll think about THAT next time I pop open a cold one. Euh.
No, no! Go ahead! I'm having so much fun seeing these pictures!
What a joke. Kennedy wants you to think credit card companies are evil. Maybe they are if you are in debt; or if you are late on a payment. But thats all spelled out in the agreement. You dont have to use one. While Kennedy is claiming to look out for those filing bankruptcy, they are screwing honest Americans who carry a balance on credit card accounts and are not filing bankruptcy. The credit card companies are going to make their money either way. They will either will get more money from those filing bankruptcy or get it from the rest of their customers. The interest rates cover bankruptcy and fraud. And they get their percent from the merchants. If you have a good credit rating, you can shop and negotiate your interest rate, but only to a point. If its harder to file bankruptcy or write of credit card debt, you might be able to negotiate better rates.
Senator Kennedy, you are not debating how much credit card companies should make or how much they do make, you are debating how much citizens who dont file bankruptcy should have to cover the losses to credit card companies of those who do file. Most of us look at the credit card companies as providing a service. I dont have to carry cash. And even paying it off in full each month, they still make money from merchants based on what I buy [which is built into the price]. Id still pay the same price if I paid cash or by check or by debit card.
I dont know all the details of the bill, but if Kennedy is against it, Im for it.
The sad part: the Swimmer is running for re-election next year and the GOP has already pretty much conceded it to him. Anyone want to run against Ted next year for the Senate seat he feels belongs to him for eternity?
Sounds about right to me. I don't know what the bill's about either (well, maybe an inkling).
I recently finished The Sins of the Father, Joseph P. Kennedy and the Dynasty He Founded by Ronald Kessler
Oops hold on, Meg Ryan is boinking someone in that In The Cut movie on cable.
OK, she got hers (always fun to see a "Disney" actress get wild, LOL).
Anyway, the book describes what a scumbag Teddy's pop was, how bleeped up the entire family was and still is, and how pop's traits carried down through the genereation. Good read.
Wish I had read it before moving up here.
Me: "No, but I can smell you coming from a mile away!"
I was listening to Rush when he first played Swimmer saying this...Rush then went into a beautifully accurate tirade against Kennedy and his ilk, ending each litany with "Hello? Hello??!" I thought I was going to have to pull off the road, I was laughing so hard.
I wouldn't call credit card companies evil, but they do gouge people for every penny the law will allow.
I went on vacation in May last year, and carelessly spent far to much money, going over the limit on my credit cards. I didn't have the funds to immediately pay the over-the-limit amounts, the over-the-limit fees and the regular payments all at once. So, for the next three months I had a series of late payments as I juggled bills.
Now, I'm saddled with 28% interest rates and very high payments until my credit score comes down again, however long that will be. In the meantime, my credit balance goes down only about $20 per month.
Yes, it is legal, and yes, it is my own fault. Meantime, the credit companies are making huge profits off me, and will for many months to come. Bills are nearly impossible to pay off at 28% interest. That's what bills like this, and others that increase the interest rate ceiling, are really about, to keep people in debt forever.
This law is intended to keep people from having their debts eliminated in bankruptcy court for reasons that have nothing to do with a hardship on the part of the person in debt. "I spent too much on vacation," would probably count as one of those.
We already do El Rushbo, but the urine ain't from a cow.
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