Oh man, what can one say about Rush Limbaugh? he claims he’s an “entertainer”. Yet he has every GOP candidate bowing down and kissing his ring.
Whomever or whatever he is, in my opinion, he’s a foul piece of waste that plays to the fear of like-minded foul pieces of waste.
I only report this crap to show my humane readers how inhumane the “other-side” is. This turns my stomach.
Limbaugh suggested that “kids losing weight because they’re starving to death” is a benefit of school being out for the summer. On the June 16 edition of his radio show, referencing a report that children “face a summer of hunger” because “[w]hile classes were in session, they relied on free or discount cafeteria meals … [b]ut they will not be reached by the patchwork summer food programs financed by” the federal government, Limbaugh stated that “a summer off from government eating might be just the ticket” to curbing childhood obesity. He later characterized children “starving to death out there because there’s no school meal being provided” as “one of the benefits of school being out.”
Limbaugh to children: Can’t find food? “There’s always the neighborhood dumpster.” Also on his June 16 show, Limbaugh challenged Summer Food Service programs by criticizing children for not knowing how to find food. Limbaugh first suggested that children should “try your house,” and “if that doesn’t work, try a Happy Meal at McDonald’s.” He concluded, “There’s another place if none of these options work to find food; there’s always the neighborhood dumpster.” From the show:
LIMBAUGH: I think, you know what we’re going to do here, we’re going to start a feature on this program: “Where to find food.” For young demographics, where to find food. Now that school is out, where to find food. We can have a daily feature on this. And this will take us all the way through the summer. Where to find food. And, of course, the first will be: “Try your house.” It’s a thing called the refrigerator. You probably already know about it. Try looking there. There are also things in what’s called the kitchen of your house called cupboards. And in those cupboards, most likely you’re going to find Ding-Dongs, Twinkies, Lays ridgy potato chips, all kinds of dip and maybe a can of corn that you don’t want, but it will be there. If that doesn’t work, try a Happy Meal at McDonald’s. You know where McDonald’s is. There’s the Dollar Menu at McDonald’s and if they don’t have Chicken McNuggets, dial 911 and ask for Obama.
There’s another place if none of these options work to find food; there’s always the neighborhood dumpster. Now, you might find competition with homeless people there, but there are videos that have been produced to show you how to healthfully dine and how to dumpster dive and survive until school kicks back up in August. Can you imagine the benefit we would provide people?
Limbaugh posted a transcript of the segment on his website, and launched a “Where to Find Food Program.” The day after Limbaugh suggested “dumpster div[ing]” for food, his website featured what Limbaugh called “EIB’s Where to Find Food Program.” Limbaugh is shown in a graphic pointing to a refrigerator next to a grocery bag with the words “WHERE TO FIND FOOD” written on it. The front page of the website teases the story by stating: “It’s the ‘Summer of Hunger’? El Rushbo wants to help.” From the website:
Limbaugh frequently derides the plight of the poor as well as programs to aid them
Limbaugh: “Would somebody tell me the last time you saw a kid sleeping under a bridge?” Responding to reports that one in 50 American children experiences homelessness, Limbaugh called the statistic “bogus.” He questioned the validity of the statistic by asking his listeners: “Would somebody tell me the last time you saw a kid sleeping under a bridge?” From the March 25, 2009, edition of The Rush Limbaugh Show:
RUSH: This question — you know he didn’t have any questions last night from the dean of the drive-bys. No Wall Street Journal. No New York Times. No Washington Post. No — um — some other big newspapers did not get questions. Los Angeles Times. Instead, some guy from Ebony magazine, which is a pop culture magazine. That’s like having somebody from People magazine in there. And this guy asked the strangest question. This bogus statistic that one out of 50 American children are homeless. What do you — what are you gonna do — I want to see the facts on that. Just like how we had the “2-3 million people homeless” during the late ’80s and early ’90s. Mitch Snyder and his bogus homeless numbers. I mean that was obviously huge, a bogus discussion about homeless children, just after Obama got animated about cutting charitable deductions. He got happy. So he’s happy, he can’t wait to cut the charitable deduction, and he gets a question about one in 50 kids being homeless? If that were true why would somebody want to cut charitable donations? I think a caring person would want to triple the deduction in order to reduce the bogus number of one in 50 children who are homeless and living under bridges. Would somebody tell me the last time you saw a kid sleeping under a bridge? I wanna hear from somebody who’s seen it. Because that’s the way the question was framed out there.