19 April 2005

Blown away

Sorry, gang, but this ordinarily high-toned blog has to take a turn for the purient today.

You cannot make this stuff up. Rush Limbaugh is very concerned about blowjobs.

Limbaugh was responding to a statement made by Gore that his new [cable TV] venture would "reflect the point of view of young people."

“What the hell is that, Al?” Limbaugh asked. “What the hell is the point of view of young people? Blow jobs, that's what they're doing out there. They're out there getting oral sex all day long, that's what they're talking about.”

Limbaugh went on to blame former President Bill Clinton for making oral sex “the number one sport in high school today.” He also referred to Gore's venture as “a BJ network” and “the oral sex channel.”

Rush seems to think that oral sex is a bad thing, which moves James Wolcott to eloquence in pointing out that oral sex is, y'know, a good thing.

Limbaugh seemed to be implying at the top of his voice that blowjobs are an integral part of the liberal agenda, an argument which he may want to rethink. The popularity of blowjobs is difficult to metric but undeniable; they cause little harm and zero unwanted pregnancies. If the plentitude of blowjobs is part of the Clinton legacy, millions owe the former president a debt of gratitude and an annual pilgrimage to the Clinton Memorial Library in Arkansas.

Yet, like so many products and pleasures, blowjobs aren't evenly distributed in society. It's a renewable natural resource not everyone gets to enjoy, and I was struck by the vehement tone of Limbaugh's tirade. He sounded bitter.

And since we're on the subject, I'd like to state for the record that this blog advocates oral sex. And not just recieved by men, dig?

More seriously, though, this does seem to suggest that my old point about the psychosexual dimension of contemporary politics is disconcertingly on-target.


Jenn said...


Excellent post. :)

Anonymous said...

You got this post in just in time. Benedict XVI is gonna get ya soon though.



Indri said...

Well, they're not exactly mobbing the streets in Berlin for the new Pope, for what that's worth.

Anonymous said...

Tongue was firmly in cheek there, L!


Jonathan Korman said...

I love that I can post at length about positive and negative liberties and the relation to political economy and nobody comments, but a little joke about oral sex gets everybody interested.

Maybe I need to change the focus of this blog ...

Anonymous said...

Don't you dare! What makes your blog so fascinating [other than the fact that you are my son :-)) ]is its diversity.