Thursday, May 06, 2004

FCC doesn't fine THIS kind of talk though

Frankly, seeing some boob or hearing some dirty words isn't half as damaging to our humanity as this Rush Limbaughquotation Josh Marshall posted this morning:

"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?"

Josh says, in closing: "Another example of how a war for liberal democracy can't be run by the most illiberal people in our society.

And just what is Rush's idea of a 'good time'?"

Does this frighten you? It should. I though we were the civilization focused on life and they just do what they do because they love death? If our killing comes because we're blowing off steam and we're not shouting "Allah" as we do, not so bad, right? Right?

And, for the record, Limbaugh also refers to those "meting out the torture" as "babes." It's actually good that he does because I was wondering how he was going to reconcile the "boys will be boys"ness of the Skull and Bones comment with the fact that women were involved. And, by the way, I'm sure the Muslim world doesn't attach any additional significance to the role of women in these offenses either. Nope. None.

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