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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:47 PM
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Republicans add to child hunger, and Limbaugh laughs
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2010/6/30/876672/-Rep...

Republicans add to child hunger, and Limbaugh laughs
by Laurence Lewis

Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 06:30:03 AM PDT



With the entire world still mired in a deep recession, the Republicans seem to want the families of homeless veterans to remain homeless. With the entire world still mired in a deep recession, the Republicans have successfully filibustered jobless benefits and state aid. And in case you were wondering if they've lost their basic sense of humanity, conservatives also seem to be coalescing into a coalition for malnourished children. If that sounds a bit harsh, then you missed Rush Limbaugh's latest effort at lowering his own bar. Because not only was he ranting against the government's school lunch program, he was actually joking about child hunger. As quoted by Media Matters:

Then, a companion story from AOL News: "Record Number of US Kids Facing Summer of Hunger." "With the sc-rewl year ending in communities across America, more than 16 million children face a summer of hunger." Now, Michelle Obama told us they're all so fat and out of shape and overweight that a summer off from government eating might be just the ticket.


Are you laughing? With 16,000,000 children facing a summer of hunger, he joked that it might be good for them to lose weight. But it got worse:

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."


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To Limbaugh, hunger is funny. Hungry children are funny. Which means he must really be laughing about all those Republican efforts to punish those in need, including the families of veterans. Congressional Republicans are doing a great job of kicking people when they're down and suffering, and to Limbaugh it's all just one big joke. Particularly if those that are down and suffering are children.

If you think hunger is funny, support the Republicans. If you think child hunger is funny, support the Republicans. Because the Republicans will ensure that there's a lot more of both.

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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:51 PM
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1. you do know that Rush listeners think that it's Ironic Humor, right?
and that Liberals are too uptight to get it?

The way, I suppose, that the Dead Kennedys sang "Kill the Poor", but from a different political perspective.

Regardless, Rush listeners are thereby insulated from any ideas that would make them question their provider of smug satisfaction.
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:51 PM
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2. dupe
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 12:53 PM by maxsolomon
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Lifelong Protester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:46 PM
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3. I get "irony"... this ain't it to me, but then again
I am a school administrator (have been in education for 27 years) and can't find humor in what Rush is saying at all (as if I ever did-can't stomach the man)
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:12 PM
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4. This is one person that I think this great country of ours
would be a HELL of a lot better off if he wasn't around. And I mean that with all my heart.
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Lifelong Protester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:42 PM
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5. He is such a cartoon, a characature of evil
I thought he was going to Costa Rica if Obama was elected? Whatever happened to that?
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Mike 03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:45 PM
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6. Good Catch, but so Disgusting, almost beyond belief. Kick and Rec
I bloody hate that piece of shit Limbaugh.
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Jeffersons Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:47 PM
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7. K&R unreal
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KeyWester Donating Member (266 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:49 PM
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8. No surprise.
The GOP was against feeding the worlds kids publicly since this UN vote

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/12/20/212722/43
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cutlassmama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 06:33 PM
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9. If he laid off a few meals thousands of children could eat
what he normally eats.
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