In further evidence that the Rush Limbaugh branch of the Republican party is entirely made up of petulant man-toddlers, Limbaugh and a caller defiantly lambasted Sir Paul McCartney (“not really American”) and courageously stood up to those who dared suggest that three meals a week might be enjoyed without meat.
In response to a USDA newsletter that suggested that Americans go meatless just one day a week, Limbaugh vowed, “Okay, from now on, folks, on Monday it’s all beef, all the time.”
hired caller piped in to complain about Sir Paul McCartney, “World-renowned Sir Paul McCartney — which, by the way, they keep announcing that ‘Sir’ thing. That’s not really American. We don’t like titles like that…he pushes this no-meat thing. If you work for him and his band, you can’t even eat any meat at all. You have to go out for it. You know, it was okay when he ate meat years ago, but then he becomes ‘enlightened,’ and now it’s bad.”
Let’s forget for a moment that Paul McCartney is not American, so I doubt he gives a flying fig what Americans think of his title, but the caller brings up an interesting point. Apparently McCartney feeds his band, for free. He doesn’t feed them meat, so if they want to eat meat they go elsewhere. Limbaugh calls this being “militant” and “intolerant.” I’m sure if the shoe were on the other foot, and he fed his staff meat only, he’d credit the free market or something and say it’s their personal choice to either eat his smorgasbord of artery fat or go out so they can add some roughage.
Here’s the audio:
Limbaugh wasn’t alone in defending the multi-billion dollar meat industry. It turned out that the backlash from the industry was so strong that the USDA backed off their Meatless Monday recommendation.
In the meantime, I’m torn between my personal love for the planet and all its animals and the urge to watch with enjoyment as Limbaugh and his dittoheads prove that being unhealthy is the American way.