Convicted of selling adult comic book to adult

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    Ambrose Chapel

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    I saw this at This Modern World...couldn't let it pass.

    ahhh...texas!

    http://www.thismodernworld.com/
     
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    Lord love a duck! Where in Texas, do you know?

    Texas has some Bible-belt areas. Abilene; east Texas from around Nacogdoches to up around Tyler...Usually, the good fundamentalists from those areas go to Austin or Dallas to check out the skin flicks and porno stores.

    Some east Texas prosecuting attorney got the weeping boohoos after getting caught in an Austin porno store. He went through the whole mea culpa bit, but it didn't save his job. :)

    The guy should have tried for a change of venue to Austin, for a guaranteed not-guilty verdict. Of course, the trial would have taken longer, what with the jury taking three days to review that particular comic book, and compare it to others for relative artistic merit.

    'Rat
     
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    Re: I didn't want to be the first one walking through this door. ;p

    If Asscroft continues on his current path it'll get worse, they can now focus on nailing people under the federal obscenity laws.
     
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    ahhh, texas and the bible belt....

    the stories i could tell about east texas and nacogdoches in particular. maybe it was just the 80's but there wasn't a big wild party thrown that didn't have members of prominent religious, legal and political families there doing massive amounts of drugs (and quite a few other things...).

    as long as you're in the network, you're ok...but piss someone off and you'll be strung up in no time flat...otherwise the powers that be just arrest the small guys that make good press.

    the hypocritical public persona is just a way of life in many circles. it's not right but there ya go.

    i miss wilbur mills...
     
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    You know how the feds busted that arms dealer for trying to sell a surface to air missile? Does anyone else think that since the feds approached the arms dealer on the front end and then set it up with the Russians for them to sell him the missile on the back end it is kind of entrapment. If the same thing happened as a drug deal it would be thrown out as entrapment.

    Also what kind of victory is it when both sides of the deal is set up by the feds? I am not condoning the actions of the arms dealer.

    Sorry for the off-topicness of it but it's been bugging me.

    so does Texas
     
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    Re: Re: I didn't want to be the first one walking through this door. ;p

    -Sun Baked

    Reminds me of Edwin Meese under Reagan.
     
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    What about South Park? That's a cartoon specifically for adults.... same with the old Felix the Cat stuff. I don't see how that ruling makes any sense. Sheesh.
     
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    That's just bizarrely insane. There's a lot of adult oriented cartoon based media out there and I'm not just talking about pornography. In fact if you think about it the first cartoons like Mickey Mouse were created for adults not kids. It's just a modern notion that cartoons are for kids. When in reality I probably watch more animated films and tv then any kid.
     
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    -MacBandit

    We should show this Judge and Jury "Heavy Metal" - there's a cartoon!
     
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    Rat - it was dallas.
     
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    That's just a minor one. Just think about all the others. Akira, Cowboy Bebop, etc. and those are just the main stream well known ones. If you want to get into it there are ones like Vampire Hunter and others.
     
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    or Grave of the Fireflies...
     
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    Dallas? Wow! They have a DA up there (Henry Wade? Disremember.) who's meaner than a junkyard dog. Makes Saddam Hussein look like Mother Teresa. He's been around for forty forevers. Having an Attorney General like Ashcroft is probably keeping him awake at night from orgasms.

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    It's a wonder homeland security didn't get in on this action...Because goodness knows this country can't be safe with adult comics flying around.

    I think that Texas cops should get back to doing what Texas cops do best: Being hicks and smoking confiscated marijuana...

    Jeez, on a matter of principle, this sort of censorship is disgusting. What kind of argument is "They've always been for kids?" Leave it to Texas judges, DAs, and juries to muddle together this idiotic decision, not taking into account the fact that when one leaves the very "All-American" sorts of Superman comics and the like, there are other genres of comics not targeted at or appropriate for children. As for the erotic sort, they aren't for my tastes, but if they are the interest of someone ABOVE 18, it is his/her right to indulge in them.

    And someone just mentioned Akira, Vampire Hunter D, etc. Those are perfect examples! Excellent works, literary works, that aren't for little kids but have merit.

    It's like saying that because you read novels for school, novels must be meant for children, and every novel should be appropriate for kids. It won't happen and it shouldn't happen. Night, by Wiesel, is too dark for an 8-year-old to read, for example.

    Authors should have the right to literary freedom and a means of legal distribution.
     
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    Not in Texas they don't; the US Supreme Court let them get away with it.
     
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    Speaking of cartoons and This Modern World...has anyone checked out his new book The Great Big Book of Tomorrow? It just came out a couple weeks ago and it's quite good.
     
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    Rat - "forty forevers" haha i liked that. i guess any state where the DAs have no moral reservation about sending the mentally handicapped to death row isn't going to have any issues with something as trivial as children's reading materials... :rolleyes:

    SPG - is the book good? i've been thinking about picking it up. it's older stuff right?
     
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    Well, we now live in a country referred to as the "homeland" (strikingly similar to "fatherland"), we kill our own citizens, we start wars, we have a massively wealthy upper class, we encourage people to spy on their neighbors, we've now got a government agency designed to spy on us, and NOW, ON TOP OF THAT, WE'RE GOING TO BE BURNING BOOKS!

    I remember people being afraid of 1984 (the book), but it seems to me that we're regressing to around 1938.

    (edit) We've closed our borders, we arrest immigrants, and we openly threaten other countries.

    I could go on, but it's depressing.
     
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    There's some older stuff, but what's a retrospective without older stuff? It's a good read regardless, and I haven't finished it yet so I can't say how much recent stuff is in there.
    I highly recomend it, go out and buy it, you won't be dissapointed.
     
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    I think I will...thanks!
     
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    Yeah, welcome to the "Land of the Free" and the "Leader of the Free World"

    What a joke
     
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    What's the deal with "obscenity" anyway? A sixteen year old can legally have sex, but they can't legally look at porn? Just because it's "morally wrong".
     
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    We have titties in some tv commercials about shampoos and shower gels, real titties! With real nipples! Even during the day! All you Texans are invited to migrate, just leave your gun arsenal at home ;)
     
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    Must not be very good shower gel, if ya gotta show titties to sell it.

    Ya gotta halfway feel sorry for some little ol' gal if the only way she can get attention is to show her titties. What, she wakes up, sez, "Good morning!" and is through for the day?

    :D, 'Rat
     
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    Nudity isn't such a big deal in most cultures. You have to remember who came over, or got kicked out of England depending on how you look at it. The Puritans were too uptight for England and now there descendents have this wacky notion of "Christian morals" which is more like Victorian England stick in the mud perverted morality that they try to force on everyone else so that there is less temptation for themselves. Lighten up everybody.
     

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