Lifelong Torturer

2 comments November 5th, 2007at 09:49pm Posted by Eli

From blowing up frogs with firecrackers, to establishing himself as the Torturer-In-Chief, our Fearless Leader has always enjoyed inflicting pain:

New York Times, “Branding Rite Laid to Yale University,” Nov. 8, 1967

NEW HAVEN, Nov. 7–A Yale fraternity accused by the student newspaper of burning its initiates with a brand will have its fate decided Friday by student fraternity leaders.

The fraternity, Delta Kappa Epsilon, could face the temporary closure of its house and a $1,000 fine resulting from alleged violations of rules previously passed by the Inter-Fraternity Council, which consists of Yale’s five fraternity presidents.

The charges against Delta Kappa Epsilon were made last Friday in a Yale Daily News article that accused campus fraternities of carrying on “sadistic and obscene” initiation procedures.

The charge that has caused the most controversy on the Yale campus is that Delta Kappa Epsilon applied a “hot branding iron” to the small of the back of its 40 new members in ceremonies two weeks ago. A photograph showing a scab in the shape of the Greek letter Delta, approximately a half inch wide, appeared with the article.

A former president of Delta said that the branding is done with a hot coathanger. But the former president, George Bush, a Yale senior, said that the resulting wound is “only a cigarette burn.”

On the plus side, some of the pledges had very valuable intelligence about, um, prime locations for panty raids and stuff.

Entry Filed under: Bush,Torture,Wankers


  • 1. Ruth  |  November 6th, 2007 at 7:01 am

    Surely they were all ‘better off’ for it.

  • 2. Multi Medium » Tort&hellip  |  November 6th, 2007 at 8:09 pm

    […] Hey, I’m sure our boys wouldn’t mind a little bit of torture – they understand that it’s for a good cause. Besides, I bet a lot of them were in fraternities themselves, so it would be just like old times. Dubya probably even waterboarded a few pledges himself back in the day. […]

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