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Sunday, May 16, 2010

What the hell is wrong with these people???
Posted by Jill | 5:54 AM
Do Republican EVER for ONE MINUTE stop thinking about sex? With all their talk about "Hollywood morality" and "Hollywood values" and the "homosexual menace" and their anti-abortion rhetoric about women who "got themselves pregnant", combined with the tendency of some of their followers to hire rentboys and prostitutes and cheat on their wives, it makes me wonder just how much better a world would be if these people could just have sex willingly and happily like normal people. Then perhaps they wouldn't pull crap like this:

Yesterday, House Democrats were forced to scrap the COMPETES Act — a jobs bill to increase investments in science, research, and training programs. Despite initial bipartisan support, the bill went down suddenly as House Republicans staged a parliamentary ambush to insert a provision that would fire any federal worker “disciplined for violations regarding the viewing, downloading, or exchanging of pornography.”

The unadulterated partisan politics were on full display shortly before the vote. Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) unveiled the GOP porn amendment, announcing that it would be a referendum on the use of porn on government computers. However, Rep. Bart Gordon (D-TN) quickly took to the floor to denounce the minority party’s “embarrassing” gimmicks to “undermine an important bill for my 9-year-old daughter, for your kids and your grandkids”:

JENKINS: If you think spreading pornography with a government computer is an act that should lead to dismissal, then vote for this motion. [...]

GORDON: For God’s sakes. And when it gets to the conference, we’ll take care of that even more. But everyone raise your hand that’s for pornography. C’mon raise your hand. Nobody? Nobody is for pornography? Well I’m shocked so I guess we need this little bitty provision that means nothing is going to gut the entire bill. This is an embarrassment. If you vote for this, you should be embarrassed.

Watch it:

Using a “motion to recommit,” the amendment scared enough Democrats to back the porn amendment, thus forcing Democratic leaders to pull consideration of the bill, possibly postponing it for weeks. House Republicans celebrated their success in obstructing the jobs bill, and promised more of the tactic in an interview with CQ. “We certainly should do more of this type of thing,” said Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX).

Besides, they get to feel all warm and tingly in the groin when they talk about porn on the House floor.

Too bad the Democrats didn't have the balls to call their bluff. After all, conservatives are the most likely users of porn:
A new nationwide study (pdf) of anonymised credit-card receipts from a major online adult entertainment provider finds little variation in consumption between states.

"When it comes to adult entertainment, it seems people are more the same than different," says Benjamin Edelman at Harvard Business School.

However, there are some trends to be seen in the data. Those states that do consume the most porn tend to be more conservative and religious than states with lower levels of consumption, the study finds.

"Some of the people who are most outraged turn out to be consumers of the very things they claimed to be outraged by," Edelman says.

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Anonymous mandt said...
There is a major qualitative difference between 'gay' and homo. Gay is a courageous and bravely gained 'out' identity. Homo is a closeted, fearful, suffering self-hate repression. Without exception...NONE, all these homosexual menace freaks are closeted, fearful little deviates.