Conservatives Aroused and Outraged Over Wanda Sykes’s Rush Limbaugh Joke (But Bush Era Torture Yields a Yawn)

The teasing of Rush Limbaugh’s oxycontin saturated kidneys has to stop! In the name of basic decency, how could anyone joke about such a thing—or laugh at it?

Organ failure is never funny, mkay?

But torture just short of the limits of organ failure?

Well, that’s a conservative principle for keeping America safe.

Got it?


Below is Rush Limbaugh offering a full-throated defense of torture. But just remember, if you ever joke about Limbaugh’s kidneys then you have moved beyond the pale of civil discourse:

Oh, and by the way, the sleep deprivation that Limbaugh shrugs at, and is an enthusiastic apologist for, was authorized for up to eleven days. See the Los Angeles Times story on this form of torture here.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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