Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Quote of the Day

"I am shocked by such an anti-family decision."

-- FCC Chairman Michael Copps on an appeals court's decision to strike down the FCC's draconian prime time indecency ban on the grounds that it's unconstitutional

I can only hope that when antiquated clowns like Copps finally die off, the whole phony Take America Back To the Days of Leave It To Beaver mindset will go with them.


Trixi said...

For some reason this just reminded me of when John Ashcroft made Lady Justice wear a burqa because he couldn't stand the sight of her naked marble breast. I don't understand prudes.

Anonymous said...

june cleaver: "You were a little hard on the beaver last night, Ward..."


L. said...

Just because those are Copps' family values, doesn't mean they're everyone's. This is a continued frustration I have with the people who are constantly pushing their 'values' on others.

I grew up in an essentially uncensored environment as far as tv, movies, books, and video games went. My parents never made an effort to keep me or my sisters from watching/reading/playing things that we wanted to, even if it contained cursing or sex scenes.

With the possible exceptions of my sense of humor having distinctly twisted and juvenile sides and my having a mouth that would make a trucker blush, I turned out just fine.

If you want to censor television for your kids, that's fine. It's also your job. If you care about what might be tainting precious junior's eyes, pay attention to what they're watching. Get some balls and do the policing yourself.

As an anecdote, I have a sister who is 10 years younger than myself and I hated watching tv in December when she was a little kid. I remember that I'd practically turn off the tv when she came in the room just in case someone in whatever I was watching decided to bring up Santa Claus. I didn't want her innocence tainted so even though I was only 12-17 years old myself, I took measures to prevent it. It sucks to have to be responsible, but you've got to deal with it.

Ethnic Redneck said...

You gotta love moral crusaders - If a business destroys an ecosystem, then hey, no need for government regulation. But if a single titty gets on TV, it's time for some ass-whooping.