Archive for February, 2005

U.S. Attorney General Promises To Piss On U.S. Constitution

Monday, February 28th, 2005

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution reads:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

The job of the Attorney General of the United States is to uphold laws and, more importantly, to protect the rights of the American people as guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution.

Isn’t it interesting, then, that Bush’s newly appointed Attorney General, Alberto Gonzales, promised today that he would do everything in his power to abridge the constitutionally guaranteed free speech rights of all Americans. At a press conference today, Gonzales went on the attack against Free Speech:

The nation’s new attorney general is targeting suspected smut peddlers for prosecution.

In his first lengthy address since getting the job, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said constitutional guarantees of free speech don’t apply to those who distribute obscene material.

Speaking to a meeting of the California-based Hoover Institution, Gonzales said he’s “committed to prosecuting these crimes aggressively.”

The “crimes” that Gonzales wants to prosecute are basically “publishing any material that he personally doesn’t agree with”. It’s as simple as that. If Bush or Gonzales don’t agree with the type of material you choose to read or write, then they think you should be in jail. Does that sound like America or some fucked up anti-democratic country? According to Gonzales, free speech is fine, as long as you don’t say anything that offends anyone, especially him.

That’s not all Gonzales had to say, either. He also wants to extend and expand the Patriot Act, change the constitution to take away more of your rights, and do other things that will give Americans less and less freedom. Time will tell whether average Americans (no matter which political party they support) are willing to stand up for their own freedom, or whether they’re willing to just let freedom die in the name of “safety” and religious extremist political correctness.

Robin Williams Makes Fun Of Extremists

Sunday, February 27th, 2005

Interesting article about Robin Williams partially standing up to extremist religious groups trying to censor his jokes at the Oscars:

Robin Williams gave new meaning to the term “tape delay” at the Academy Awards. Before presenting the award Sunday for best animated feature, he paused to rip a large piece of white tape off his mouth, then proceeded to mock those who connect cartoon characters with pro-gay messages.

The stunt appeared to confirm reports that producers had censored his gags.

If you haven’t been following this story, the ABC network banned Williams from making fun of extremist religious groups who have been pushing for more censorship of American television, movies, books, and the internet. Williams wasn’t very happy with being censored from making jokes about groups promoting censorship. He came out and made fun of extremists for claiming that certain cartoon characters are gay. He didn’t mention the groups by name, something that he was supposedly going to do before the network gave in to pressure to censor him.

In case you weren’t aware, 99.8% of all complaints to the FCC last year were made by one single extremist religious group according to Media Week. The pro-censorship extremists in America are a tiny minority, but they seem to have a lot of pull with the major media corporations.

Regardless of your views on any specific issue, censorship hurts people more than jokes.

The Fred Durst Sex Video

Friday, February 25th, 2005

This week saw the release of lesbian pictures (and phone numbers) from Paris Hilton and a new sex video from Limp Bizkit singler Fred Durst. These things tend to come in threes – who’s next?

The worst part about the Durst video, other than having to see his hairy body, and hear him talking about touching his balls, is that he wasn’t wearing his trademark red baseball hat. That would have been sweet.

Ok, here is a link to the site hosting the video.

Thanks to the Literotica member who sent me the link. More updates soon.