I’m just putting this here and smiling. :)
Responsible civil disobediance.
Rethinking the Radiator liberates the heater from the wall and re-imagines it as a campfire.
And waiting for someone to trip over it….
Dirty words are back at the Supreme Court today. As NPR’s Nina Totenberg reports:
For a second time in three years, the justices are hearing arguments about a Federal Communications Commission regulation adopted during the Bush administration that allows the agency to punish broadcasters with stiff fines for the fleeting use of vulgar language….
At the Billboard Awards broadcast in 2002 by Fox, Cher accepted her prize by saying, “I’ve also had critics for the last 40 years saying that I was on my way out every year. So f- - - ‘em.”
The FCC cited Fox for indecency, and the network went to court, claiming unconstitutional punishment of speech and a violation of the laws governing how agency rules are made.
The best part of all this is that we get to remember the Surpeme Court’s landmark 1978 FCC v. Pacifica ruling that upheld the FCC’s power to regulate indecency on the air, a case sparked by a father’s complaint that a radio station broadcast George Carlin’s seven “filthy words” routine (you know what they are) one afternoon.
-That reminds me…I miss George Carlin.
Damn. It’s spooky to see myself quoted like this. O.o
It’s a great quote!
Attention all girls and ladies: this is a hoax. There are no known reports about any gang rapes happening in this fashion. This is just another urban legend to make you believe that the world is a worse place than is already is and so that you stay indoors like a good female. That is all.
GOP Candidates Promise to Revive War on Porn
…..The nation’s men may be suffering from high rates of unemployment, but Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have pledged to ensure that those men aren’t spending their involuntary down time surfing the web for smut. All three have pledged that if elected, they will revive intensive federal prosecutorial efforts to enforce the nation’s obscenity laws.
The nonprofit Morality in Media has been hounding GOP candidates since October to go on the record with their positions on porn, in part because the group and its allies in the evangelical community are deeply unhappy with the Obama administration on this front.
…..MIM didn’t have to work hard, it seems, to get a couple of GOP candidates to go on the record against all things X-rated (especially the leading prude of the field, Santorum). After all, what candidate is going to run on a pro-porn platform? …..
That’s right Republicans! Why spend time working on problems like unemployment, the environment, wars, energy consumption, the right to privacy, or dozens of other important issues…when you can speak out against porn?!! Ugghh.
Oh, they are sooooo not going to get elected if this is true.
My new favorite quote:
Religion is like having a penis
It’s great that you have one
It’s fine that you’re proud of it
But please don’t whip it out and wave it around in public
And I’d appreciate it if you didn’t shove it down my throat