Rush Limbaugh on Poverty, Obesity, and Killing Cows to get Butter
| August 30, 2006 at 11:22 am
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I always make it a point to make a swing through Media Matters at least
once a day. It's great because you can find out what crazy stuff the
rightwing media has been saying without actually sitting through their
lousy shows. So it was that I came across this posting about Rush Limbaugh:
Rush Limbaugh blamed "the left" and the United Nations' Children Fund
(UNICEF) for "the latest crisis" of "obesity among those who are
impoverished," adding that Americans "[d]idn't teach them how to ...
slaughter a cow to get the butter; we gave them the butter." Limbaugh
also called the "Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF" campaign "[o]ne of the
biggest scams on the face of the earth" because its goal was to "get
everybody thinking the United Nations is feeding poor people."
There's just so
much wrong here that it's almost hard to know where to start. I say
'almost' because one thing leaped out at me -- you milk cows to get
butterfat to make butter, you don't kill them and pull a stick out of
their gut. Allow me to state the obvious -- Rush Limbaugh's a freakin'
moron. I can imagine Rush standing over the gutted carcass of a dairy
cow bellowing, "Where's the butter? Where's the cheese?!?" The Limbaugh Dairy would be a short-lived operation.