RUSH: So, veggie revenge. What is it? Well, in Texas, Texas, of all places, they have discovered a bug that can turn you into a vegetarian, or at least make you swear off of red meat. “Doctors across the nation are seeing a surge of sudden meat allergies in people bitten by a certain kind of tick.” Oh, yes. We’re gonna get to Ebola. Oh, man, are we gonna. And we’re gonna get to Iraq, yes. Look, it’s Open Line Friday, folks, and even I need a break from the deadweight serious stuff every day. Give me a little time here. If I want to talk about a tick that turns people into vegetarians, I promise it won’t take long.
“This bizarre problem was only discovered a few years ago but is growing as the ticks spread from the Southwest and the East to more parts of the United States. In some cases, eating a burger or a steak has landed people in the hospital with severe allergic reactions. The culprit is the Lone Star tick,” named for Texas, a state famous for meaty barbecues. Of all things, a tick that can make people swear off beef found smack-dab in the middle of cattle country.