Skip to comments.Rush Limbaugh: El Rushbo Drives Mean Environmental Car
Posted on 03/22/2006 5:50:00 PM PST by wagglebee
|RUSH: I'm ecstatic. I heard about this list this morning. It's a list of the "meanest" cars for 2006, and I am on the list -- well, my car is. "High-performance sports cars, ultra-luxury sedans and powerful trucks all rely on high-powered engines to deliver performance and towing capacity but that performance comes at a price landing these vehicles at the bottom of the list in the annual Green Book from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Each year, ACEEE rates vehicles on their overall impact on the environment, with vehicles earning the best scores dubbed the 'Greenest,' and those with the worst scores labeled the 'Meanest,'" and I am proud and I am honored that my car is among the meanest cars made and sold today.
This is in terms of its effect on the environment and global warming. (story) "At the top of the meanest list for 2006 is the Dodge Ram SRT-10." Well, let's just go through the list. The Dodge RAM SRT-10 is the meanest. The Lamborghini Murciélago is the next meanest. The Bentley Arnage, the Dodge Durango, the Dodge Ram 1500 and the Maybach 57-S are all tied in the next position here as the third meanest. The Hummer H2O and the Ferrari F-99 GTB Fiorano and the Ford F-250 Super Duty 5.4 V8 four-wheel drive. The GMC Yukon, the Volkswagen Touareg and the Chevy Suburban all come in tied at the next stop. Now the vehicle I drive, I'm not going to identify it, but is somewhere on that list. (laughing) I love being honored this way: having one of the meanest cars in terms of its environmental impact, knowing full well how that irritates the socialist environmentalist wackos. I just love it.
|RUSH: Christie in Half-Baked Moon Bay, California, welcome to the program.
CALLER: Thanks, Rush. Hey, I just wanted to let you know you could help the environment. That mean car you have? If you just switched out all your lightbulbs to the environmental wacko kind, then you would have a net zero impact on the environment.
RUSH: Yeah, well, I remember that story. This is the CFLB, the compact fluorescent light bulb.
RUSH: I'm not putting down the lightbulbs! I got an e-mail from a guy who sells them who thought I was putting down, harming his sales. Nope, nope, nope. It is something you can do. In fact, that was my own suggestion. You people out there driving Yugos and these little lawn mowers with four seats on them thinking you're helping saving the environment, go switch out all your lightbulbs to these new super-duper lightbulbs, because it was Laurie David that said that if every house was just using one or two of these lightbulbs it would have the equivalent of taking eight million cars off the road every day. I figure enough people will do this that I won't have to sacrifice on either side.
So I'm not going to go change any lightbulbs and I'm not going to get rid of my mean car because I know other socially conscious people who want to make themselves feel better about themselves will go do it and more than accommodate for my mean car and my natural (interruption). Laurie David? Did you see her? She has no claim too fame. She's a Hollywood liberal that organized a bunch of rallies against Bush. Bobby Kennedy, Jr. turned her into an environmentalist wacko, and that's her claim to fame.
Her husband's Larry David, Seinfeld's partner and creator of that show. I mean, that's it. I mean, what's Sharon Stone's claim to fame? Sharon Stone is out there making all kinds of political statements. She went over to Israel. She said, "We're just a breath away from peace. I can feel it." (exhales) Well, she ought to know about breaths, but what the hell are we talk about here? Why is it news that Sharon Stone thinks that we are "a breath away from peace" in the Middle East, just because she touched down there? And then she says whatever else. They're just celebrities and so what they say is given weight? It's screwy.
Well Rush has said a number of times that he doesn't drive an SUV, I think he's probably too big for a Lamborghini or Ferrari, so that leaves the Maybach or the Bentley. My guess is that he probably has one of each.
I am not seeing a connection between an internal combustion engine and an incandescent light bulb. Help? How does changing electric light bulbs equate to petrol vehicles?
Sweet, ain't it?
A few years ago on his 15th anniversary he had pictures of his house up on the website and it showed a car in the garage, it had the lines of a big Mercedes, so that would be the Maybach. But last year he was also talking about all the fun he was having driving his new car. Although, I'm sure he has more than one.
If I had Rush's money I'd have both. However, the Maybach is generally driven by a chauffeur, while the Bentley is more likely to be driven by the owner.
the Maybachs are not selling well. the biggest customer - hip hop artists.
I was thinking he drove a AM Vanquish S.
the 62 is the chaffeur one, the 57 is the "drivers" Maybach.
I loved his comment about flying over to Altantis for dinner on Saturday. Very cool.
He often speaks of his driver.
some magazine did a "content strip" of an S600 versus the Maybach - the extra $160K price difference is simply not warranted, was their conclusion.
Rush admitted getting the Maybach when they were first introduced in the USA.
The Maybach went on sale in Europe in 2002.
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