In the wake of the appalling story of a Utah school that took school lunches from dozens of children and literally dumped them in the trash in front of them because they had a balance on their accounts, Daily Kos points to a diatribe by Rush Limbaugh on his show a few years ago giving advice to children who have to go without school lunches during the summer.
“Where to find food… Of course the first will be, try your house. It’s a thing called the refrigerator. You probably know about it. Try looking there. There are also things in, 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 Rigged Potato Chips, all kinds of dip and maybe a can of corn 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…”
The audio is found in this clip from the Young Turks. I don’t care how much money Limbaugh has, he is a failure at life. And this is symptomatic of the entire Republican attitude, which is “screw the poor.” Tom Colicchio was on with Chris Hayes the other day and he stated the obvious, that we shouldn’t be passing a farm bill that makes even one person hungrier.