Could you first enforce the laws on illegal aliens in this country? I have not
lost a job to a seller or perveyor of obscenity or pornography but I have lost a
job to an illegal alien.Get your priorities straight.
When right-wing politicians can offer nothing to the economic woes of the
country (or anything else for that matter) they try to set themselves apart
playing the "we're more moral than you!" childish game.
Obsenity is an issue that really doesn't matter right now. It does contribute to
the decay of our country but there are much more important issues. To say porn
isn't protected by the first amendment is just silly.
Orrin, the choirs' already been converted. After that, it just looks like a
It is a funny thing but in my experience with people from a variety of
backgrounds over many years, everyone has about the same concept of what
"obscene" in media, print and on the air really is. The question is
whether or not they care to do something about it or are involved in promoting
it. People spin their own perspective on the topic to favor what pays the bills
or what they like to see. Some claim freedom of speech, some claim individual
rights, and the list goes on. Bottom line is that if society doesn't support
this with the $ it will go away quickly. You see, some of the biggest issues to
us are also the simplest to define and resolve. We all have to make a choice.
Senator Hatch, getting elected by promising to serve just one term, and then
staying forever, is obscene. You want to control obscenity, start with
if the Obama administration were focusing on enforcing obscenity laws, Orrin and
the rest of the republicans would be criticizing Obama's administration for
focusing on the wrong priorities. to Orrin: "it's all about the
economy". speaking of which, have you heard the latest employment,
consumer spending and stock market news? maybe when the economy is fully
recovered and one or more of our wars are completely ended, other priorities can
And enforcing federal laws on obscenity will do WHAT for the economy ...?
get back to work Orrin you have a budget to pass!
So when is Orrin gonna actually support something that matters? Such as pulling
out of Iraq? Cutting the defense budget? Or repealing the Bush tax cuts?
Some of what Uncle O says is right. But then he turns around and tries -- again
-- to blame it all on the Democrats.You've been in Congress for 410
years, Orrin. What have you done?
Why do you suppose it is that the extreme Right thinks it has a cornered market
on morals and values?
Senator Hatch,Isn't there a budget crisis going on right now?
Aren't you and your clan ready to lay off 800,000 employees (including myself)
and delay pay for over a million others, including military personnel? Isn't that a more pressing need right now than grandstanding about
obscenity? Do you need a lesson on priorities?
There goes Brother Hatch, frantically shoring-up his cred with the far right.Orrin, I don't suppose you'd care to show us your legislative record on
the subject, would you? I mean after all, you've been in Washington
for a gazillion years and you ought to be able to show that you've been a
tireless champion for blue-nosed morality other than just before elections,
"First, obscenity is toxic. Like other forms of toxic waste, obscenity
harms everyone it touches, including individuals, families and communities. Its
content is steadily degrading, typified today by extreme violence against
women."-- This is exactly one of the reasons that I
find religion to be obscene.
@LOL, Nobody is advocating for the eradication of porn for those of you who
would like to indulge. I would just like a simple way to filter all of it out
of my internet access through my ISP. Is that too much to ask? I can't keep my
kids from buying porn outside the home, but I should be able to keep them from
viewing it inside my home.The rest of your list is just
And just what is "obscene?"Chronic obesity? Non-stop divisive
vitriol from talk-radio programs? "Shock-and-aweing" of
civilians?" The spreading of neoconservative "values" forced on
our children? Taking away women's reproductive rights? Throwing people into jail
for non-violent crimes that tax-payers must pay for? Creating wars based on lies
that only benefit the Vice-president and his wife's defense contractor pals? The list of obscenities goes on and on ...
Expect a lot more of this from Orrin. He needs to build up his aura of right
wing righteousness to survive a primary challenge next year.
Gee Orrin, another windmill?
Spot on. Thank you, Senator Hatch.