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Rush Limbaugh Jokes That Hungry Children Should Dumpster Dive

Rush Limbaugh Jokes That Hungry Children Should Dumpster Dive

If there’s anyone in this country who shouldn’t be lecturing ANYONE about how to eat healthy or to live in poverty, it’s the nortoriously unhealthy and extremely rich Rush Limbaugh.  But that’s just what he did on his June 16th radio show. Limbaugh responded to a news story about the more than 16 million children that go hungry over the summer because of the absence of the school lunch program with a callous screed ending with the suggestion that poor children should turn to the neighborhood dumpster for food because, you know, that’s funny stuff.

Here’s a portion of the transcript from Media Matters:

“You know, one of the benefits of school being out, in addition to your kids losing weight because they’re starving to death out there because there’s no school meal being provided, one of the benefits of school being out, college campi being vacant this time of year, is that our audience levels go up. 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 dips 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?”

Way to support family values Rush!

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9:15AM PDT on Mar 19, 2013

Thank you.

8:01PM PST on Dec 19, 2011

Limbaugh should take his own advice.

11:45PM PST on Nov 26, 2011

I'm actually going to save this entire page and it's comments. Why? To point out a few things to anyone who ever questions what I believe is going to be the downfall of all of us if we do't smarten up. Most of the comments about Rush are that he is mean spirited, hateful. He actually is NOT but when you look at the comments from the peaceful lefties - it appears that THEY are the ones with the hateful remarks. The lack of educated responses from people who probably didn't even listen the entire transcript (I know you hate him so much - how could you even listen for a minute). I feel that even if some listened to the whole piece - they still wouldn't get it - only hearing what they want to hear so that they could justify their hate for the man. Yet you still react to few words that someone wrote in an article OUT OF CONTEXT and you react with hate (I think even death threats can be found above). How about some of those LEFT representatives such as Bill Maher, I have tried listening to him but he is so loaded with HATE and feels the need to resort to vulgar descriptions for people he has differing opinions with. People Wake Up!!!

8:59PM PST on Nov 15, 2011

ass!

8:58PM PST on Nov 15, 2011

umb

8:58PM PST on Nov 15, 2011

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8:46PM PST on Nov 15, 2011

@Tzipora.No, I have never been on food stamps. However, at a point in my life, I worked 2 jobs just to keep my head above water and could not buy all of the nice things I would have liked to eat. But I got by. I work in the food industry and have stores in ghetto areas and it never ceases to amaze me that many folks on food stamps seem to have no problem paying full price for items that I only buy when they are on sale. They ARE eating better than me. And buying items that are more of a luxury than a necessity. I could EASILY shop SAMRTLY for enough food to feed my family with the amount of food stamps people are getting. However - you have missed the entire point of this article. The article is slamming Rush for "literally" saying that kids should search for food in dumpsters. Rush is being sarcastic and you don't seem to understand that. Even you believe that EDUCATION should have helped pay for food for your children. How about EDUCATION just take care of EDUCATING!

11:34AM PST on Nov 15, 2011

@Dick Ralph... I suppose you can continue to count as "support" for Rush my disagreement with your recommendation of a beheading via piano wire a so-called "traitor" as defined by your extremely cloudy view of the world that remains rather unclear (to the rest of us as well.) I do support free speech up to the usual limits (of the form of call to violence and threats you have made). Whereas I may disagree with the tone of the misleading Care2 article at the top of this thread, Tracy Viselli also has the same, and I will also defend her right... as the good doctor put it... to bicker.

10:20AM PST on Nov 15, 2011

@ Eric 'Cheeks': Ewe are the one that started this thread (with an insult), and your sheep-brained support for the fat turd on talk radio invites a cancer curse with every post ewe put here! It's there... manifesting on the screen and infecting the hard drive. Enjoy your cancer!

9:11AM PST on Nov 15, 2011

@Dr. Tzipora, Not sure what you you do with your time off the Care2 forum, but I would hazard a guess that the Dick Ralph that is either mentally retarded, evil or both is not all that concerned with helping people at the soup kitchen. As for your earlier comment, I suppose it deserved some attention.

My younger brother was given a project by a rather typical leftist teacher to live on the modest budget provided via food stamps. She clearly did not like it much when he proved that he could enjoy a fulfilling and extremely nutritious diet with a few pennies to spare.

Liberalism ultimately brings mass engineered starvation, so "bickering" about the generosity of food programs that are best left to volunteers and churches (rather than programs improperly run by the State) could definitely serve as an example of a case where it is indeed better to do the hands-on help rather than online blather.

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