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June 23, 2004

bullshit

I've often said that the only REAL difference between the two major political parties in this country is that they disagree on how they want to run MY life. They BOTH want to run my life; they just have different ideas about how government should do it.

I don't like this. Who decides what is "indecent" and what isn't? I frequent clothing optional resorts and I don't mind walking around in my birthday suit when I'm there. Is that indecent behavior? I'm certain that a Baptist minister would think so, but nobody's asking HIM to visit or take his clothes off, either.

For that reason, I don't want the prudish bastard making rules for ME.

I believe that nudity is a GOOD thing. I find it a refreshingly honest experience to sit around a swimming pool and talk to nekkid people while I'm nekkid myself. You can't put up many false fronts when you're nekkid.

I don't believe that sex is indecent. In fact, I believe that sex is one of the few truly splendid experiences a person can enjoy, when it's done right with the right person, especially when you both WANT to be indecent at the time. I don't want the government telling me who I can fuck and who I can't (even though government already does that with hopelessly unenforcable anti-prostitution laws), and what I do in my bedroom is none of the Senate's goddam business.

Here's the kicker:

GOP Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas said the issue had been debated enough. Lawmakers have continually criticized broadcasters for airing what they say is increasingly coarse programming that can be seen or heard by children.

People, listen to me here. ANYTIME a politician claims to be doing something "for the children," you'd better watch your ass. First of all, it ain't government's job to raise our children. Second, that "for the children" is ALWAYS a bullshit cloaking device used to justify more nanny laws and increase the power of government.

I find THAT kind of behavior to be "indecent."

Comments

I completely agree...If I want my children to listen to "Stern" style broadcasting I can...however if I don't I would like to have the choice to turn the dial. I always thought that we lived in a "democratic" free society where WE could make the choices regarding our children. I was raised by a family of wild hippies where if you wanted to be nekkid or experiment with "stuff", you could. I feel that I turned out somewhat allright. I feel the government needs to leave the raising of our children to us. Adn Hillary needs to STFU also. I don't want a village raising my kids either! Arghghgh! And who cares if Clinton slept on the couch for over a month!! I don't feel a bit sorry for him!! ~Chelle

Post Scrpti~any time you want to swim nekkid, I would be proud to swim nekkid with you!!

Posted by: Chelle on June 23, 2004 11:20 AM

It will happen because some people are too lazy to take charge of their own lives, to cowardly to take responsablity for their own actions and too stupid to raise their own kids.
Our forefathers are turning in their graves.

Posted by: James Old Guy on June 23, 2004 12:28 PM

I agree with your ideas about how government should operate, but since it doesnít I support the bill. Your example about being nakkid: would you do it at the city pool in the middle of the afternoon if there were no law against it? You are probably shouting yes! Again, I would too, but we have society set a certain way. We keep the naughty magazines behind the counter; we limit alcohol ads.

This is a restriction on certain activities over public airwaves; restrictions that have always been there but have not always been enforced. Other than buying the equipment there is no barrier to what you can receive on a radio or over the air TV. Howard Stern can make the raunchiest show he wants, but by accepting the use of public air, heís accepting limits on what he can and cannot do.

Posted by: CMNF on June 23, 2004 12:38 PM

I don't like this trend at all, there are already measures for the FCC to control the airwaves, the punisment is loss of license and/or loss of equipment. This amounts to government censorship, totalitarian control and monitary confiscation, the same way the government operates in the so called war on drugs. Tyranny is a proper word.
The government is taking away our right to choose, I, choose not to watch, listen to or read whatever I want and don't need the feds setting my guidelines. This is rogue government behaviour, just like a judge legislating from the bench(anarchist bastards). The media has to police itself and set acceptable standards.
Every voter has to act to vote out of office anyone who acts outside the constitutional constraints of our country or live in a Gulag society.

Posted by: Jack on June 23, 2004 01:27 PM

Why is it the Democrats want more of your money cause they know how best to spend it. Republicans want to take charge of our morals and what goes on in our bedrooms, cause they know what is best for us.

I'll keep my money and spend it as I see fit, and what goes on in my bedroom is between me , any other parties involved, and God. (and I have some doubts about God being there too).

Posted by: Guy S. on June 23, 2004 01:55 PM

"Second, that 'for the children' is ALWAYS a bullshit cloaking device used to justify more nanny laws and increase the power of government.
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Welcome to the world according to Rob Reiner, who has morphed into California's GRAND POOH-BAH OF NANNYDOM. When he's doing it "for the children", hide your wallets & lock the bunker door!

Posted by: CAULI4NYUN on June 23, 2004 04:59 PM

Ah, les enfants, the tastiest petit dejeuner...

Posted by: Brett on June 23, 2004 05:49 PM

Yeah, I heard Nancy Pelosi speaking about something which had no relation to children. After runnning out of things to say on the subject she reverted to the "for the children" theme before she quit talking. I guess it is a reflexive action. Standard boilerplate.

Posted by: StinKerr on June 24, 2004 01:55 PM

"I don't believe that sex is indecent. In fact, I believe that sex is one of the few truly splendid experiences a person can enjoy, when it's done right with the right person, especially when you both WANT to be indecent at the time. I don't want the government telling me who I can fuck and who I can't (even though government already does that with hopelessly unenforcable anti-prostitution laws), and what I do in my bedroom is none of the Senate's goddam business."

I can hear Bill Clinton saying the exact same thing.

Posted by: Loc-Nar on June 25, 2004 12:59 AM

GADDAM STATIST BASTIDS!!

There. Got that out of my system.

I think as long as you've no plans to broadcast video of your nekkid ass on the airwaves, you'll be fine with this bill.

Posted by: Desert Cat on June 25, 2004 06:53 PM
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