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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:03 PM
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THIS Is How "Fucking" Pathetic Our Congress Is...
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 06:05 PM by Hissyspit
Priorities!

http://www.politico.com/blogs/joshgerstein/0411/Senator...

Senators ask Holder for more pornography prosecutions

Nearly half of the members of the U.S. Senateare 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 lawmakerscalled "the growing scourge of obscenity in America." Anti-pornography activists have noted with alarmthat, 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.

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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:05 PM
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1. It's safe ......... makes it look like they are doing something
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:06 PM
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2. Well, they really need to get a grip. nt
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walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:06 PM
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3. Yeah lets prosecute consenting adults.
After all we have plenty of money laying around....

A reminder, the government spent 12 MILLION dollars to put Tommy Chong in jail for 9 months for selling bongs. 12.. Million... dollars...

The only Obscene thing I see here is the fact that those people are in positions of "power".
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:06 PM
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4. Hey, look at that, Fein$tein, Crapper, and LIEberman, three of the best Senators a GOPer could ask
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 06:06 PM by FLAprogressive
for!
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:07 PM
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5. Why do we pay these people again?
Oh right, to pass laws...I almost forgot.
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Uben Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:07 PM
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6. Here's an idea!
Check all congresspersons computers for porn, and if they find some, prosecute them! I'm on board!

Clean your own damned house before you stick your fucking nose in ours!
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Modern_Matthew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:07 PM
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7. Firing up some porn websites in their honor. nt
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 06:08 PM by Modern_Matthew
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:07 PM
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8. Maybe Holder is too busy busting medical marijuana users?
:shrug:
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:11 PM
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9. He's got lots of free time, now that he's not going to prosecute Guantanamo detainees
Seems to me that the government should really be looking into the shame shortage in DC.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:20 PM
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10. Likely some of those gents get a "growing scourge" from what's on their hard drives.
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eilen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:40 PM
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11. Do we really have to relive the 80's? nt
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eilen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:41 PM
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12. I urge AG Holder to reissue the Meese report, slap a new cover on it
and hand it in so he can prosecute some fucking banking criminals.
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:43 PM
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13. What a waste of time.
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 06:44 PM by sarcasmo
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:03 PM
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14. We must like them. Look how many were reelected last year, and more
will be kept in office next year.

We keep them in office, and then complain about them.

Why not replace all the house members, and 1/3 of the senate every two years? Because we like to complain.
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:32 PM
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15. Hey you idiots
They won't be working if you shut the government down.
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riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:35 PM
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16. Really hard at work tackling the country's jobs problem eh? How many days have they been in session?
Those tax breaks for the wealthy should be kicking in and creating jobs when....?
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:37 PM
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17. adult porn?
big brother is watching YOU , you dirty boys!
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