Skip to comments.Leftists Outraged That Bubba Watson Hit Waffle House After Masters Win
Posted on 04/15/2014 4:45:59 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: Bubba Watson won the Masters on Sunday. After all the hullabaloo at the course, at the club, after winning, there's the green jacket, champions dinner, at about 12:30, one o'clock in the morning on Monday he took his family to his favorite place, the Waffle House. The left is livid. They are enraged that he would take young kids to the Waffle House and feed them poison. I am not kidding! They are enraged. The left is outraged over this, some of them are, that Bubba Watson has so much attention focused on him and would use that to set such a poor example by taking his kids to the Waffle House.
RUSH: Okay, Bubba Watson. Teachable moments here. I wish they weren't necessary, but they are. Bubba Watson. Let me just read this to you from ESPN.com. "Bubba Watson might have made $1.62 million from his second Masters victory on Sunday, but the golfer went low budget on his post-championship meal, tweeting a picture in the early-morning hours Monday of his table at Waffle House.
"The tweet by Watson, who has more than 1 million followers on Twitter, was retweeted 10,817 times in eight hours. He is shown sitting at the table with his wife Angie and best friend Judah Smith, a pastor from Seattle." Well, that didn't help, either. He was with a man from the cloth. You're not supposed to do that. Athlete with a preacher? Not supposed to happen.
"'We are very fortunate to call Bubba Watson one of our regulars,' Pat Warner, Waffle House's vice president of culture --" ahem. The vice president of culture at the Waffle House said, "'After growing up in Florida and going to school in Georgia, we were glad to be there for him as he came up the ranks in golf. It's a testament to Bubba's character that even though he has two green jackets, he still comes to us for his grilled cheese and hash browns. All of the Waffle House Nation is proud today.'
"It's not the first time Watson has given the southern breakfast institution a nod. After winning the Masters in 2012, he said he was considering serving Waffle House at the Champions Dinner at Augusta the following year." However, Watson did not follow through. Had he wanted to, I'm sure that the chairman at Augusta National would have stepped in. "It's also not the first time a Masters champ has given an unexpected plug to a food business. In 2010, a picture taken by an Augusta Krispy Kreme manager of Phil Mickelson at the drive-thru -- wearing his green jacket -- on the day after his victory went viral."
Now, yesterday afternoon, Neil Cavuto -- maybe you guys doing the audio today, maybe you can find this. I'm sure we were rolling on Cavuto yesterday afternoon. Apparently there was a real nutso, I don't know who, that was on with Cavuto, a female who was just livid that Bubba Watson had taken his kids to Waffle House. Whoever this woman on Cavuto was said it was irresponsible for an athlete like Bubba Watson not to set a better example for our obese nation than taking his family to Waffle House after his Masters win.
Again, why is this important? Why does it matter where Bubba Watson takes his family after he wins the Masters, or any other day? Why is it anybody's business? Do you realize what they're trying to stigmatize here? Folks, look, this is not insignificant stuff. I'm gonna tell you, you hear this and if this kind of stuff is new to you you're doing what I was doing 25 and 20 years ago, you're laughing about it. Well, I do too, still. You're laughing about it, "Oh, man what kind of a kook --" they're not, well, they're kooks, but they are the base of the Democrat Party.
They are not a kooky, small minority. They're the base of the Democrat Party and they're out there actively stigmatizing. If you don't think the right thing about gay marriage, gone. If you don't think the right thing about Colbert, they're gonna try to humiliate you and insult you and tell people you have no business listening to this guy. And if you think that Hillary Clinton staged a shoe throwing incident, if you even breathe something like that, if you don't conform, and apparently the left thinks that eating any food other than what they say, is bad for your kids.
And so Bubba Watson, who probably couldn't care less about any of this, he loves the place, but they're trying to stigmatize it and stigmatize him. Folks, it's not an insignificant thing. You might think a story like this is a throwaway, and 20 years ago we would have done a big, funny bit about it and laughed about it, and we still could. I mean, that hasn't changed. But what I didn't realize then was that a lot of people think this. The left has really did a bang-up job of creating an army of like-minded genuine idiots to whom this stuff matters, and they are willing to act like a bunch of little junior fascist brownshirts running around trying to interrupt people's freedom, freedom of choice, what have you.
You've got Michelle Obama basically doing the same thing. When you've got the First Lady of the country setting this example, and you've got people following it, don't make the mistake I made 20 years ago and think it's fringe and never gonna amount to anything. Because now it has come to amount to things. If this keeps up, somebody someday is gonna be able to punish Bubba Watson or they're gonna be able to close down Waffle House or something. You laugh about it and think kooks, and they are. They're dangerous junior little fascists. But the thing is, they have a political party that represents and advances that kind of thinking, and it's called the Democrat Party.
RUSH: It really wasn't that long ago that if the winner of the Masters went anywhere, it would be a big deal for the anywhere he went. It would be a joyous moment and it would be something noteworthy and it would become something that is identifiable about the person.
If Arnold Palmer, for example, had gone to Waffle House earlier in his career when he was Arnie's Army and was golf, it would have been a great thing. You wouldn't have had people coming out of the woodwork demanding that Palmer apologize or chastising him for taking his family to a place that serves maple syrup and it contributes to obesity. Or Chick-fil-A, the same thing. If somebody goes to Chick-fil-A, the same thing 'cause they support a right wing cause.
When I moved to Sacramento in 1984 I was cautioned by the local news director, "Do not be seen in this town at Carl's, Jr."
I said, "What's Carl's, Jr.?"
He said, "A hamburger joint."
I said, "Why?"
"They contribute to right-wing causes."
"You just don't want to be seen there; it's a Democrat town."
"Well, why do they even have 'em here, then?" I was. I was told to stay away from Carl's, Jr. No. I'm not making it up. It was one of the first things I was told when I got to KFBK Sacramento. Do not be seen in Carl's, Jr., after you become known. (interruption) What? They contribute to right-wing causes. In fact, they contribute to Reagan. This is 1984, Dawn. This is in the middle of -- not even Reagan's second term election yet. This is October.
At any rate, Bubba Watson, he's a self-made golfer. You know, he's never had a lesson? He has an unorthodox swing and none of the experts would teach it the way he plays and yet it works for him and he wins. He goes to Waffle House and all of a sudden it's a controversy today? And I guarantee you, if you didn't have a supportive media promoting these kind of fruitcake nutcases nobody would ever hear about it anyway. Well, I know, went on Cavuto, but Cavuto probably had this person on 'cause he knows is a lunatic and it would be good TV, a fruitcake. But the fact of the matter is there aren't a fringe group of people that think this way or act this way.
RUSH: Yeah, I think I've got the sound bites from Cavuto yesterday with this fruitcake. Yeah, okay, well, I haven't read the transcript is what I mean. I can't find it, but we'll get to it. That's what I'm gonna use the break here at the top of the hour for. Upset that Bubba went to Waffle House. We got that, much more. So don't go away.
RUSH: Speaking of Carl's, Jr., and Waffle House and so forth, Kathryn sent me an e-mail that we both got. I don't know how long ago this was, but apparently there's a restaurant in Rio Linda called Bowinkle's. Is it a chain? Are there Bowinkle's'? Have you heard of a Bowinkle's here in Southern California anywhere? You have not. It must be exclusive to Rio Linda. And I'm holding in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers -- you can't see it -- somebody took a picture of the drive thru menu, and they have the Rush Limbaugh Burger.
Imagine if Bubba Watson had gone there. Well, it says: "You supply the attitude, and we'll supply the pound of meat." It looks like there's flash glare on the glass in front of the menu here, but it looks like the price is nine -- I don't know what the price is. The Gaggler Burger right beneath the Rush Limbaugh Burger is $10.99, and this looks like it's $9.99, or something. Anyway, the Rush Limbaugh Burger, you supply the attitude and we'll supply the beef.
So we have the sound bites now of the woman that was on with Cavuto yesterday afternoon. Her name was Katherine Tallmadge. She's a nutritionist, don't you know, and an authorette. She was on talking about Bubba and his decision to go to Waffle House after winning the Masters on Sunday. Apparently she'd been out talking about it enough that Cavuto wanted to have her on as a guest. He said, "Why are you sick about Bubba Watson eating at Waffle House after winning the Masters?"
Libs are nuts!
Oh Noes!! Bubba like them covered and smothered!
And Rush is right. The left can't wait to do a tobacco on the entire fast food industry. Notice all those "healthy options" that the restaurants are putting on their menus? They're trying to create some protection.
It is an attempt to demonize southern whites.
Waffle House is nasty food.
Thank God no children were served chicken fried steak or chicken and dumplings /s
I suppose if the Waffle House was the Federal Government Waffle House, then that would be ok.
Remember liberalism is a mental disease
The “Bert” video.
I have to admit that I am a nutcase when it comes to nutrition; I eat exactly like an organic vegetarian nonGMO lib. Until I don’t. Plenty of room in my goody-two-shoes diet for the yummy lemon tea cake with icing from Trader Joe that I’m munching at this very moment.
You go, Bubba.
Nuttin on Ert as good as a warm fluffy Buckwheat waffle, drenched in real Butter!
Feed the lefties Canola oil so they die of type II diabetes.
If the Waffle House is closed, the town has been wiped out. The first place called when disaster strikes is the Waffle House. No answer or phone disconnected they know the disaster is a disaster of great proportions but not until the phone call is made to the Waffle House do they know for certain at the federal level. No wonder the leftist liberals are outraged. Close the Waffle House and Who You Gonna Call for the latest most accurate information? The news media?
Careful, veges kids have very low IQs.
Why is anyone listening to this twit?
That’s pretty funny!
Some young kid from New Hampster was just down here in Mar ranting and raving about how awesome waffle house is and how he had never heard of it.
Who is the twit you are talking about?
Limbaugh believes this is more important to comment on than the Bundy Ranch incident.
She could always head over to the "Light Corner" and keep her gob shut.
Not to worry, I became a food saint recently, and the commandments are not chiseled on tablets. It reduced my blood pressure to teenage level, gave me tons of energy feeling great for an old girl with grownup kids. If I want a steak tomorrow, I’ll have one.
“a place that serves maple syrup ....”
Someone’s actually against maple syrup!? That’s an extraditable offence in Canada. (Well, anyhow it should be.)
Great hash browns... have you tried them?
Bubba has “kids”? I thought he had one.
What the hell else is open @ 1:00 a.m ?
We take offense in Pennsylvania and Ohio as well.
Maple is wonderful.
Every once in a while, I just have to do it. I go to a local Perkins and have chicken fried steak smothered in gravy for breakfast. It seems to just give me a sense of calm and relaxation. Comfort food, defined. If Bubba wants to stop for a late night indulgence at Waffle House, I say, “Go for it, Bubba!” (Libs do the same kind of thing—they just don’t admit it.)
The cheese grits...the eggs? The waffles?
Love them with onions.
Perkins is good.
Actually, people should mind their own business. We no longer have health care, so people should live their lives and enjoy what they can while they can.
North Charleston’s Waffle House has been boarded up since the mid 90s when the base closed.
Even when it was open, that was a lousy part of town.
Recipe’s too difficult for me ..I did make a terrific cake with one box of yellow cake mix, two or three eggs and a can of crushed pineapple including all the juice. Did this several months back when another freeper and I got mad at the food stamp whiners and set out to prove we could eat very well for $30 per week. Cake was desert for a week for me. My friends questioned my eating all the chemical junque in the cake mix, but I just smiled enigmatically.
The beauty of the Waffle House business plan is that they only have to stock about 25 items to create their entire menu.
I’ll take mine scattered, splattered, splashed and trashed!
Well it aint the Ritz but it is good cheap food and God Bless Waffle house for feeding the needy after natural disasters.
Did you guys post your recipes for eating under $30/week?
That is the secret! Low overhead high volume!
I’d rather die choking on a burger than a piece of tofu.
Almost nothing beats a waffle house double order of hash-browns and cheese topped with tabasco sauce.
As long as the grease layer on that menu is 1/8 inch thick or less, it’s clean enough to touch.
“what do they serve that is supposed to be poisonous?”
Southern White Culture on the Skids
Amen! With sauteed diced onions and a melted slice of cheese. In Waffle House parlance it's called "Scattered, smothered and covered."
WHATEVER THAT IS!!
Bubba just went up a lot more in my book and I already liked him.
Anybody that pisses off the left is doing God’s work as far as I’m concerned.
If it was owned by blacks and they server chiken and waffles the MSM would be gushing over them and that is Rush’s point.
The contempt here is just because waffle house is the epitome of po ass white southern good ol boys.
All food is chemicals. There is nothing wrong with mixing those chemicals up into a form that is tasty and satisfying.
The main thing to remember with nutrition is balance. There are no magic "good" foods or evil "bad" foods, there are just foods that should be eaten in moderation and those that can be consumed more freely.
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