Limbaugh laughs off Iraqi prison torture as being similar to frat hazing.

I think I now know where Randall got the idea that the torture of Iraqi prisoners by American troops was no more harmful than your average frat initiation hazing. I shouldn’t be surprised that one of the Republican’s biggest blowhard cheerleaders, Rush Limbaugh, has basically said the same thing on his show:

LIMBAUGH: Exactly. Exactly my point! This is no different than what happens at the Skull and Bones initiation and we’re going to ruin people’s lives over it and we’re going to hamper our military effort, and then we are going to really hammer them because they had a good time. You know, these people are being fired at every day. I’m talking about people having a good time, these people, you ever heard of emotional release? You of heard of need to blow some steam off?

As a rule I try to avoid listening to folks like Limbaugh because if I did I’d walk around with a permanent pissy attitude as opposed to the only occasionally pissy one I have now. I’m known for having an enormous amount of patience with stupid people, but Rush manages to piss me off in record time within just a few seconds of opening his big mouth. Seems he has the same effect on Solonor as his entry on this topic (where I first read about it) uses the sort of language usually reserved for more uncouth blogs such as this one.

You gotta be a pretty big fucking jerk to get Solonor to talk like that! grin

13 thoughts on “Limbaugh laughs off Iraqi prison torture as being similar to frat hazing.

  1. Rush deserves some time with Big Bubba in a jail cell some time.  “Well, heck, Rush, you can buy videotapes with those sorts of activities in them—I just don’t see why we should be upset about your case.”  Yeesh.

    Rush deserves to be locked in a very small box with Michael Moore, Ann Coulter, and Ted Rall.  Said box can then be accidentally dropped off the back of a ship somewhere in mid-ocean.  The happiness and sanity index of the world would jump appreciably.

    (Hey, Les—your comment boxes have dropped to even with the bottom of the sidebar again.)

  2. Solonor referred to Rush as a ‘Big Fat Idiot’. I believe it was one of Al Franken’s callers who used the term ‘bloviating blimp’—I love it.

    One of Al’s other callers suggested that, since Rush understood why the troops might want to blow off steam, he should help out by going to Iraq and allowing them to sodomize him.

    I know that there is a web site that identifies the L-Man’s sponsors. Unfortunately, I didn’t generate a book mark the time I visited. If I come across it again, I’ll post it.

  3. [Quote]“With talent on loan from God.” —Rush Limbaugh[/Quote]

    Now it all makes sense.  What a dumbass.

    [B]I’m patient with stupidity, but not with those who are proud of it.[/B] —Edith Sitwell (1887 - 1964)

  4. Here’s a link like the one VernR mentioned earlier.  The sponsor list is at the bottom.

    Rush Sponsors

  5. I always knew there was a reason why I detested that man! And to think I thought it was the audiences he attracted…

  6. >les

    I too am a patient man and I too try to avoid listening to this man’s yammering, but it seems that when I do he manages to stir up those lovely violent urges I have towards him. You know, its funny, I can’t remember the last time I heard about a frat pledge being sodomized with a broom or beaten to death, but hey, this is Rush we’re talking about so I guess he’ll just keep pulling this stuff out of his ass. Oh well.

    That reminds me, I’ve found a song I think you should hear….its called “The Bible is Bullshit” by Corporate Avenger.

  7. Hi,

    As an Iraqi my impression of the war on Iraq (or the invasion of it) would be amply demonstrated thus:

    Where the statue of Saddam was removed with so much fanfare
    There put up a statue of Hon. Lynndie England holding aloft an American flag… our very own Statue of Liberty.

    The Hon. would ofcourse cum from Tony Blair’s queen who would have made her a lady.

    May god have mercy on you Americans.

  8. LIMBAUGH IS THE DEVIL! What an asshole I hate him I hate him he can go to the tenth circle of hell with Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly and I’ll be laughing my ass off.  And his show is the most listedn-to radio talk show in America, or so Moveon.org says indignantly…ah quick we need to boost the O’Franken Factor’s ratings! Quick!

  9. America is trying to make Iraq a mini America. At least that’s my theory.

    ¡WARNING!
    The theory of America trying to make Iraq a mini America is a theory, not a fact. It should be studied with an open-minded approach.

    I bet soon we’ll have statues of people from American pop culture in Iraq, like a giant Fonz statue in Fallujah and the great Statue of James Taylor right in Baghdad. Can’t forget the slightly smaller statues of Both Bush guys all over Iraq America Jr.

  10. In all fairness, who wouldn’t want a giant statue of the Fonz erected in their hometown? Not only would it be an everlasting monument to cool but it would also no doubt attract pilgrims from across the world, although the chants of “Heyyyyy” might get tedious after a while.

  11. I believe it was one of Al Franken’s callers who used the term ‘bloviating blimp’—I love it.

    If Rish is a bloviating blimp then Al Franken is a bloviating BORE.

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