This being an equal-oppurtunity beating blog it's time to point out some equally schtoopid Republican efforts to rid our country of personal responsibility, individual rights and common sense.
Senator: Decency Rules Should Apply to Pay TV, Radio
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Ted Stevens said on Tuesday he would push for applying broadcast decency standards to cable television and subscription satellite TV and radio.
"Cable is a much greater violator in the indecency area," the Alaska Republican told the National Association of Broadcasters, which represents most local television and radio affiliates. "I think we have the same power to deal with cable as over-the-air" broadcasters.
"There has to be some standard of decency," he said. But he also cautioned that "No one wants censorship."
Stevens told reporters afterward that he would push legislation to apply the standards to cable TV and satellite radio and television. It could become part of a pending bill to boost fines on broadcasters who violate indecency restrictions or of an effort to overhaul U.S. communications laws.
AHHH!! BOOBIES!! MY EYES!!!
Listen Senator Ted, I'm with a great majority of Americans in saying that you are a freaking asshat. I agree that on PUBLIC (read:FREE) television stations, we don't need to see Shannon Tweed's latest faux-lesbian boobie showcase. Nor do the wee kiddies need to hear the fine use of the english language practiced by the Sopranos. But some of us GROWN UPS do like a little Tweedy boobie every now and then, or a few f-bombs dropped when Tony decides to rub out his latest victim, and we gladly PAY our hard earned money to see and hear said boobies and f-bombs. The government should stop ILLEGAL activity, but over the age of 18 boobie viewing and cursing, as far as I know, are legal. Government should not be in the business of dictating morality, and this push by Senator dumbass is an extremely feeble way of doing so.
You don't like the boobie? CHANGE THE CHANNEL. I mean, if this guy gets his way, we could be faced with the removal of such cinematic achievements as
(in my best Mcenroe voice) YOU CAN'T BE SERIOUS?!!???!?