A black man, identified only as Ed from Queens, New York, called into SiriusXM’s “Opie with Jim Norton” show on Thursday to defend the grand jury decisions in the police-involved killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York City.
During his fiery rant, which immediately sparked some heated exchanges in the comments section of Gregg “Opie” Hughes’ official YouTube channel, Ed angrily bashed “white, liberal hippie kids” who are protesting the deaths of “criminals” and also alleged there’s a racial double standard when it comes to officers killing “white kids.”
RUSH: Marty in Sanford, Florida, you’re next on Open Line Friday. Hello, sir.
CALLER: How are you today, Rush?
RUSH: I’m great. I’m glad you called, sir. Thank you.
CALLER: Hey, the reason I’m calling is my daughter is a first-year cadet at West Point. She’s a plebe. Part of their responsibilities each year, the first-year cadets at their Christmas dinner — which is for all the cadets when they gather in their lunch hall or the meal hall at the end of the day — is the plebes have to provide cigars to their entire company. Now, unfortunately, I know nothing about cigars.
RUSH: How many?
CALLER: My daughter knows nothing about cigars. My wife knows nothing.
RUSH: Don’t worry, I do.
CALLER: And you’re the man.
RUSH: How many cigars is she gonna have to provide?
CALLER: Well, of course, the company is over a hundred. But her table alone is 10 cadets.
RUSH: Okay so she’d just have to provide them for one table?
CALLER: Well, technically more than that, you know, like a box of something, just to make sure everybody can smoke two. (chuckles) You know?
RUSH: I need a number. Are you looking at 25, 50, 100? Give me a ballpark number.
CALLER: A hundred. That would cover the whole company.
RUSH: A hundred.
CALLER: Beast Company. Bravo! Bravo Company. The Beast.
RUSH: Bravo Company.
CALLER: I’m sorry, the Barbarians.
RUSH: Right. Right. I know Bravo Company. Cool. Your daughter is a cadet at West Point?
CALLER: Rush, she’s the youngest cadet at West Point. She’s only 17-1/2.
RUSH: You have gotta be so proud, you can’t control it, I bet.
CALLER: Can’t you hear it in my voice? This girl… This girl is light-years ahead of where she should be. She is so… You know what? I’m gonna tell you, she’s just like her mother.
RUSH: Well, that’s pretty impressive.
CALLER: Yeah, she’s something.
RUSH: This is pretty impressive. I’ll tell you what, here. You need a hundred cigars. How about if I send you a hundred cigars, an assortment of stuff from my own collection? You don’t have to tell them.
CALLER: You don’t have to do that.
RUSH: No, no. You don’t have to tell anyone. She doesn’t have to tell anybody where they came from. They’re from her. I’ll send you some. A hundred cigars is gonna cost a lot of money.
CALLER: It’d be grateful. That’s crazy.
RUSH: No, I know it is, but I’ve got ‘em. I collect ‘em. I love giving ‘em away to people that really enjoy ‘em, and I could think of no better place than West Point!