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Cascadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:38 AM
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Joe Lieberman's new crusade...raising TV indecency fines.
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 05:40 AM by Cascadian
Holy Joe Lieberman is now going after TV networks to make sure they don't "cross the line" in terms of what is considered decent. He and fellow Republican (snicker!) Sam Brownback of Kansas are introducing a bill that would increase the fines for indecency from the range of $500 to $32,000 to a whopping maximum penalty of $325,000 for every count of "smut".

http://www.wtnh.com/Global/story.asp?S=2862804&nav=3YeX...

So Senators, are you doing this to commemorate the first anniversary of Janet Jackson's costume faux pas or what?

God! Why do we have such prudes in office?


John
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MSgt213 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:48 AM
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1. I heard a rumor that Paul Newman might challenge Liberman in 06
I hope so because Liberman needs to switch parties or be retired.
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:21 AM
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14. Is there a Draft Paul Newman Site? n/t
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:32 AM
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15. Go Paul Go
I'm so sick of this crap from Joe. He's done a lot of good in his Senate career, but why has this become his favorite battle? :eyes: :grr:
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:13 AM
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2. And this guy calls him self a democrat?
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:14 AM
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3. can't we somehow kick obvious traitors out of the party? n/t
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:27 AM
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6. That is one of the main problems with the democrats
they have these faux democrats who need to be voted out

until that happens we will continue to lose

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ladjf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:15 AM
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4. Is there any way to shut lieberman up?
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:19 AM
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5. Who the fuck are these people to decide what's decent?
I don't yield to those I elect (not that I elected either of those 2) the right to determine what is and isn't decent for people to watch on TV.

Can't Americans think for themselves? Do they really need Congress to make those decisions for them?

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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:55 AM
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7. Can Jowly Joe be beaten in the primary?
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 06:57 AM by BiggJawn
Or would he have to face a challenger in the fall election?

I'll bet he's just like Evan Bayh, the darling of his state DC and they won't allow challengers, right?

Why am I making suggestions for an election not in my state?

Why, it could be because Joe is trying to introduce a law without considering what my "Community Standards" are, that's why.
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roenyc Donating Member (824 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:58 AM
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8. Joe has got to go!
lets see how he votes when the senate meets for the gonzales vote next week. i am sure he will come up with some wonderful heartwarming story about him coming from poor parents blah blah blah like he did with condi.

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kcwayne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:15 AM
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9. This is stunningly great news I think
If TV stations get heavily fined for putting on indecent programming, maybe they will think twice about coving a Bush press conference or letting Condi or Rummy spread their vile lies on the talking head shows.
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GiovanniC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:17 AM
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10. And They'll Make Sure They Have a Ten Second Delay
Whenever Cheney's on live.

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OneTwentyoNine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:21 AM
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11. Bush didn't "cross the line" when he LIED constantly about WMD on TV?
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 07:22 AM by OneTwentyoNine
And them causing the deaths of 1400 of our troops and 100,000 Iraqi's over lies and BS. How about handing out a huge fine to Bush and his Nazi's...eh Joe??
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lectrobyte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:23 AM
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12. I'm so glad that we have all the bigger issues solved, since I am
sure that our elected officials would not concern themselves with these trifling issuses while we still had big-ass problems like a war, the deficits, no energy policy, plummeting dollar, etc. etc.

why do we have such prudes? I really don't know. Part of me says it has to be just a cynical attempt to distract us from the real issues.
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aden_nak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:53 AM
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13. Lieberman's only issues: Pro-Censorship & Pro-Iraqi War
I honestly can't think of another issue that he's moved on with any clairty, effort or even (dare I say it) Joementum. I'm growing increasingly tired of him wasting his time with absurd bullshit like increasing FCC fines on subjective infactions of the law.

Here's an idea, Joe. If for every day you spend pissing into the wind, you also spend one in Iraq looking at that brilliant decision (which you still support), I'll stop calling you a worthless, dried out husk of a human being.
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