Cassie graduated from high school and has already moved on to college. College is where our young Diogenes get bigger and brighter lamps to search with.
And so it is that Cassie calls Rush Limbaugh on what is surely one of the most offensive things he’s ever said.
To this woman:
Photo by Dorothea Lange
Rush said, “Go to McDonald’s.”
No, seriously. Go read the transcript at Media Matters, it gets worse; he’s commenting on the report that a lot of kids will go hungry in America over the summer because they are not attending school where they get a good meal every day:
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.
And — you know, Dave Barry wouldn’t make this stuff up even if he could, because it’s not funny — Rush said this:
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?
A few of my students do that. They would be the first to tell Rush, it’s not a great way to get a good meal.
Rush should be ashamed of himself. Perhaps he has no sense of shame.
It’s not as if the signs of hunger in America were not clearly visible.
The refrigerator is empty. Image from David Osler
Yeah, I know: Rush is deaf. Really. I didn’t know he is blind, and heartless, too.
It’s time he go mute, on his own. Get out of the way and let some hungry person, some person hungry for the truth, take over the microphone and speak the facts. Maybe Rush should turn over the microphone to Cassie — she’s got real experience, and a real heart.