Bill Maher implies conservatism causes Alzheimer’s disease

Always one to show good taste, Bill Maher took to  Twitter today to point out that both President Ronald Reagan and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease — which therefore might mean that Alzheimer’s is caused by conservatism.

Of course, there’s no indication that Baroness Thatcher had Alzheimer’s. (She had dementia.) But when has Bill ever cared about facts … or decency?

Realizing his mistake, Maher quickly took back his offensive and deeply twisted statement. No, just kidding.

Really, Bill? Not all of us can walk around wearing ferret pelts on our heads. (You started it.)

Also, don’t go ripping on Dusty Springfield, or we’ll spam you with “Son of a Preacher Man” YouTube clips for the next three days!

In all seriousness, political figures are fair game for satire. Alzheimer’s isn’t. Certain things really aren’t ever funny, and making fun of the disabled is near the top of that list.

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