Whenever you are looking for a legitimate opinion on scientific news, there is no better person to tune into than a pill-popping right-wing radio entertainer. Staying true to form, shortly after NASA made the announcement on Monday that flowing water had been detected on Mars, 300-pound bag of fetid trash Rush Limbaugh weighed in with his super hot take, claiming that the federal government was using the science agency to push forward their conspiracy that climate change is attributable to humans. Wait, how does one thing have to do with another? Well, let’s take a trip down the rabbit hole to find out.
During Monday’s broadcast of The Rush Limbaugh Show, El Rushbo took a call from one of his dittoheads who claimed she heard an ABC reporter link climate change to the Mars announcement. She initially said the reporter was interviewing a scientist when discussing the links to climate change but later amended her statement and revealed that the unnamed reporter was merely offering commentary on the story. At this point, Rush took over, mentioning that this is what “infobabes” do at the behest of their Obama-worshiping masters as they are desperate to push the hoax that climate change is man-made.
This led to Limbaugh pushing forward with the notion that climate change happens everywhere in the universe and that scientists have been extreme alarmists when it comes to connecting the changes in Earth’s climate to fossil fuels, greenhouse gasses and human activity. In standard Rush mode, the far-right gasbag ranted for a few minutes about how the planet hasn’t experienced any warming in nearly twenty years (totally false), how ice isn’t melting at the North or South Poles (also fucking untrue) and scientists around the world don’t know shit.
Eventually, Rush’s listeners were treated with him saying that this is all a grand conspiracy to promote climate change awareness and that they should only listen to him because he’s always right and everyone else, especially scientists and academics, are always wrong.
Below is from Media Matters’ transcript of the show:
“There’s so much fraud. Snerdly came in today ‘what’s this NASA news, this NASA news is all exciting.’ I said yeah they found flowing water up there. ‘No kidding! Wow! Wow!’ Snerdly said ‘flowing water!?’ I said ‘why does that excited you? What, are you going there next week? What’s the big deal about flowing water on Mars?’ ‘I don’t know man but it’s just it’s just wow!’ I said ‘you know what, when they start selling iPhones on Mars, that’s when it’ll matter to me.’ I said ‘what do you think they’re gonna do with this news?’
I said ‘look at the temperature data, that has been reported by NASA, has been made up, it’s fraudulent for however many years, there isn’t any warming, there hasn’t been for 18.5 years. And yet, they’re lying about it. They’re just making up the amount of ice in the North and South Poles, they’re making up the temperatures, they’re lying and making up false charts and so forth. So what’s to stop them from making up something that happened on Mars that will help advance their left-wing agenda on this planet?’ And Snerdly paused ‘oh oh yeah you’re right.’ You know, when I play golf with excellent golfers, I ask them ‘does it ever get boring playing well? Does it ever get boring hitting shot after shot where you want to hit it?’ And they all look at me and smile and say ‘never.’ Well folks, it never gets boring being right either. Like I am. But it doesn’t mean it is any less frustrating.
Being right and being alone is a challenging existence. OK so there’s flowing water on Mars. Yip yip yip yahoo. You know me, I’m science 101, big time guy, tech advance it, you know it, I’m all in. But, NASA has been corrupted by the current regime. I want to find out what they’re going to tell us. OK, flowing water on Mars. If we’re even to believe that, what are they going to tell us that means? That’s what I’m going to wait for. Because I guarantee, let’s just wait and see, this is September 28, let’s just wait and see. Don’t know how long it’s going to take, but this news that there is flowing water on Mars is somehow going to find its way into a technique to advance the leftist agenda. I don’t know what it is, I would assume it would be something to do with global warming and you can — maybe there was once an advanced civilization. If they say they found flowing water, next they’re going to find a graveyard.”
Yes, you read that right. This is all just a way to advance some “leftist agenda” and Rush lives a lonely existence because it is tough being right ALL THE TIME.
Anyway, if you dare to do so, below is audio of this particular segment of his show, courtesy of Media Matters: