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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:09 PM
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Bush: "I am a FREE-SPEECH advocate"..... to a point.
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 03:10 PM by Bluebear
According to a transcript of the interview (with brian Lamb/CSPAN) taped on Thursday, Bush said that whomever succeeds Powell must carefully balance free-speech rights against the need to hold companies to account for programming that is "over the line."

"My answer would be, if I were interviewing an FCC chairman, 'Please tell me where the line is, and make sure you protect the capacity of people to speak freely in our society, but be willing to -- if things get too far, call them to account,"' Bush said.

Bush did not say whether he would support a measure backed by some lawmakers that would drastically boost the existing indecency fines.

But he gave a joking hint of his own opinion of some TV programming. If the fines are increased, he said, FCC officials "are going to collect a lot of money when some of these TV shows are still on."

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20050...

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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:16 PM
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1. White House announces 24-hour March of Wooden Soldiers Channel
"Hosted by President George W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush, the newly formed "March Of The Wooden Soldiers" cable / satellite channel will feature wholesome programming for children of all ages, from the side-splitting antics of Uncle Goofy and his pet duck Scooter to the sing-along "good vibrations" of the Crawford Youth Gospel Quartet. Programming packages start at $49.95 per month...and they are MANDATORY."



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WritersBlock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:17 PM
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2. Christalmighty, that smile creeps me out.
Both of them do, actually.
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gordianot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:18 PM
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3. From a man with no decency.
He wants us to turn off indecent programing?
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:24 PM
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4. I am brave unless something scary happens.
I am celibate, unless i run into an attractive woman.

I have a moderate appetite, except when food is presented to me.

I am generous, unless I don't feel like sharing.

I am thrifty, so long as I don't see something I want to buy.

And so on and so forth

Bryant
Check it out --> http://politicalcomment.blogspot.com
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:29 PM
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5. I'm an oxygen for breathing advocate
Shrub ia a master of saying nothing - he's the Seinfeld of Presidents.
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