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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:57 PM
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Senators ask Holder for more pornography prosecutions
Source: Politico

Nearly half of the members of the U.S. Senate are urging Attorney General Eric Holder to step up federal prosecutions of adult pornography.

In a letter sent to Holder earlier this week, 42 senators encouraged Holder instruct prosecutors and FBI agents to counter what the lawmakers called "the growing scourge of obscenity in America." Anti-pornography activists have noted with alarm that, under President Barack Obama, the Justice Department has not filed a single new obscenity case anywhere in the country.

"We write to urge the Department of Justice vigorously to enforce federal obscenity laws against major commercial distributors of hardcore adult pornography," the senators wrote. "We believe it is imperative that the Department, with cooperation by the FBI, investigate and prosecute all major producers and distributors of adult obscenity. We need your leadership."

The signatures on the letter from socially-conservative Republicans like Sens. Orrin Hatch of Utah, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, and Jim Demint of South Carolina are unsurprising. However, some fairly liberal Democrats also joined in: Sens. Dianne Feinstein of California, Tom Carper of Delaware and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. Also on board from the Democratic side, though less surprisingly: Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Joe Lieberman of Connecticut.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/blogs/joshgerstein/0411/Senator...
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arbusto_baboso Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:59 PM
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1. Wow, isn't it good to know we've won the War on Terror?
:sarcasm:
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aquamarina Donating Member (772 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:00 PM
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2. And drugs
:sarcasm:
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:11 PM
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7. And poverty!
Remember the war on poverty?
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arbusto_baboso Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:24 PM
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12. Now it's just a war on poor people.
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Ignis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:03 PM
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25. Now?
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lutefisk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:29 PM
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33. And teachers!
:sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm:
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:00 PM
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3. Hopefully some of the Big Bankers are involved in porn, then, cuz we sure won't
get them otherwise.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:49 PM
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29. Great idea!
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iamtechus Donating Member (868 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:04 PM
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4. Ignore this convenient distraction n/t
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:04 PM
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5. There's still somebody out there who thinks of Joe Lieberman as
being on the 'Democratic side'?
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GodlessBiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:07 PM
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6. Yes, pay no attention to Wisconsin, there's just too much dick and pussy around.
That's what Americans should focus on. What asshats.
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dhill926 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:15 PM
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8. thank god they're on this......
I mean jobs can wait......
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ejbr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:18 PM
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9. Tell you what...
if he prosecutes Bush and Cheney for war crimes, then he should maybe consider it. But until the more serious matter is addressed STFU.
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onethatcares Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:19 PM
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10. I got an idea,
let's bust folks watching porn in their bedrooms, that'll be a revenue enhancer for sure. Or we can just target the motels around the Crystal Cathedral and Oral Roberts University. That'll save time and money.
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DissedByBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:23 PM
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11. So we spend money to stop a large source ot tax revenue and jobs
That makes sense.

NOT
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toddwv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:25 PM
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13. American Taliban
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 07:25 PM by toddwv
We are sooo screwed if the Republicans make more gains in the next election.
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:39 PM
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14. Good to know their priorities are in order.
:banghead:
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Akoto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:45 PM
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15. Major producers aren't making illegal porn, so what do they want prosecuted? n/t
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:45 PM
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16. "42 senators encouraged Holder instruct prosecutors and FBI agents...
..to counter what the lawmakers called "the growing scourge of obscenity in America."

Right on!

"We write to urge the Department of Justice vigorously to enforce federal obscenity laws against major commercial distributors of hardcore adult pornography,"

Wait.. what? This is about pornography, not financial criminals and corporate/government corruption?

:wtf:
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:17 PM
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32. They want to resurrect the Meese Porn Commission
which featured, among its "witnesses", a man who testified that whacking off turned him from a Dr. Jeckyll into a regular Mr. Hyde :crazy:
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:56 PM
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17. I was under the impression that it was 2011
and that repukes were eager to make government less intrusive....appartenly I was mistaken.. It is ADULT PONOGPRAHY, the key word is ADULT. Dont these fuckers have more impotant issues at hand!?

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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:16 PM
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18. Ummm do we have a budget bill passed?
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bhikkhu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:17 PM
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19. Quiet - we're talking about porn here!
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:20 PM
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20. He..he..
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:29 PM
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21. War is worse than pornography
By many orders of magnitude, so let's stop that first.
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zazen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:47 PM
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24. sometimes they're one and the same
Rapes in Bosnian camps were routinely filmed and peddled as online porn.

I think legal pornography is working toward a seal of approval or something, right? I detest its message, but if we can be assured that participants are adults and freely chose to participate, then have it. The more respectable pornographers need to better police their industry.

Unfortunately, most of the world's "porn" is born out of war, domestic violence, slavery, horrific poverty, and child sexual abuse. It ain't Penthouse.

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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:14 PM
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31. Aggressive war underpins all other war crimes
The Nuremburg trials said something along these lines and it's true.
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:31 PM
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22. JHC on a fucking pogo stick!!
How about we prosecute some goddamn war criminals first?! :grr:

What the hell is wrong with these damn people? Have they all gone mad... Absolutely fucking mad??!! :grr: :grr: :grr:
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marasinghe Donating Member (754 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:43 PM
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23. the US hit the trifecta today ....
terror alert system going on twitter & faceBook - check.
donald trumpeting on about Obama's mythical non-citizenship - check.
half of the US senate whacking off to a chorus of porn attacks - check.

bet y'all, this is part of a masterful publicity stunt for the 3 stooges bio-pic that's due to shoot.
unless it's an April Fools' day joke, dragging on a bit past the date.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:16 PM
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26. Glad they're all focused like lasers on jobs
I thought we were done with this shit when Ashcroft left...
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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:19 PM
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27. this is what happens when there is no religious test for public office.
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 09:19 PM by bowens43
If you are a believer in invisible, omnipotent deities , you should NOT be allowed to be elected to public office.

the religious nuts are out to replace the Constitution with Leviticus.

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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:47 PM
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28. Starting with Slappy Thomas
Since we can't impeach him corruption, how about this?
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:49 PM
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30. This is big government conservatism (with a few big government liberals too)
nt
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JosefK Donating Member (47 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:02 PM
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34. Dianne Feinstein is not "fairly liberal"...
she's a moderate Republican who only ran as a Democrat because she could never have won the SF mayor race as a Republican.
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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:23 PM
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35. Remember...the Thugs want Smaller Government and Less Intrusion! ...what a load of bull.
They just canNOT get their snouts out of YOUR bedroom.
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:46 PM
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36. Stupid Dems fell for tying up Holder's resources and office.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:55 PM
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37. Now wait a second. Isn't pornography LEGAL up there?
:wtf:
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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 07:34 AM
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38. "Senators ask Holder for more pornography ..."
:wow:

*click*

"... prosecutions"

:evilfrown:


I really need to make my browser window wider ...
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chrisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 07:56 AM
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40. I think if you looked at what these Senators really do versus what they preach,
Your first window would be more accurate. :)
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chrisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 07:53 AM
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39. What the heck? When I first saw this, I thought they were
going to ramp up efforts to go after pedophiles, and I thought, "Good!" Then, I realized that this was just another moralistic witch-hunt done by hypocrites. Who cares about the adult stuff? There's other battles to fight, even if you're anti-porn.
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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 08:16 AM
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41. They'll have to pry it from my cold, dead hand
... er, wait, this isn't the Gun Forum, is it?

Never mind.

:hi:

... this is my rifle ... this is my gun ... etc
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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 09:25 AM
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42. Bankers, on the other hand, can continue to fuck everyone raw without condoms
or lube - please leave them alone and spend all of your energy trying to stop someone from beating off.

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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 09:48 AM
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43. Well, there goes the Establishment.
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msanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 09:53 AM
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44. These assholes just wanna look at the exhibits to the indictments. n/t
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 09:58 AM
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45. You have GOT to be
Edited on Fri Apr-08-11 10:03 AM by hifiguy
fucking kidding me. This should NEVER be a priority any time or any place.

I am disgusted that Klobuchar, one of my senators, signed off on such a piece of meaningless, petty, posturing, unconstitutional horseshit as this.

"Scourge?" What the hell are hunger, unemployment, war and homelessness? War criminals and bankster/gangsters are walking the streets of this country, their pockets stuffed with ill-gotten gains and these imbeciles think adult porn should be getting the attention of the federal government?? Jumping Jebus H. Tapdancing Christ on a rocket powered pogo stick, what the FUCK is WRONG with these people??

:wtf: :grr: :wtf: :mad: :wtf: :eyes: :wtf: :puke: :banghead: :wtf:
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