ONE MORE NAIL IN THE FREE SPEECH COFFIN
The Supreme Court ruled today that if a guest says a "fleeting expletives" on network TV means that the FCC can fine the networks exorbitant amounts of money. "Fleeting expletive" is, for example, when someone bursts out an excited or accidental cuss word. Already, saying naughty words with a sexual connotation is banned. So, saying, "Please fuck me, Regis!" is a no no. But saying, "Fuck, Regis, this is some good home made bread!" (if said accidentally or fleetingly) WAS OK. Until today. Supreme Court Justice Scalia said that "The F word" has a sexual history associated with it, so if it is uttered at all, that it has sexual implications.
What does Supreme Court Justice Scalia know about FUCK, besides the prostitutes he probably secretly pays exorbitant amounts of money to (like all republicans and religious phonies).
If parents are so concerned about their child's welfare and what their kids see and hear, why are they allowing their kids to watch TV AT ALL? About 99% of television programs are garbage, with or without those awful, horrible f bombs. And most children learn to swear -- surprise -- not from TV at all, but RIGHT AT HOME.
I believe in the ghosts -- most recently, that of my constitutional right to free speech. Last week my video, "My Pussy Is Magic" aired on cable access. Why is it OK to play dirty words on cable access? The people own the airwaves, not SOME people, not a FEW SELECT people. Midwesterners aren't THE CHOSEN ONES.
So in closing, FUCK THIS BULLSHIT!
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