Ladies, get those burkas on

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Thomas Veil, May 5, 2005.

  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    You may have seen this recently. With all the other problems Texas has, "suggestive" cheerleader dancing is what they're worried about. (And it's a Democrat getting hives over it, fer cryin' out loud.)

    Then there's this. The Justice Department says it is making obscenity prosecutions a "priority".

    There are a number of things about this story that trouble me, on both sides of the issue.

    The idea that a 65 year old schoolteacher is peddling bestiality porn in his spare time. That's just a leetle bit weird. :eek:

    On the other hand:

    My bold.

    Where's the "unwanted" part? Granted, the content is disgusting, but if that's their rationale for prosecution, I would hope they're gonna have tough sledding. I saw nothing in the article that says Lambert was showing his videos on the scoreboard screens at Cleveland Browns Stadium.

    But the thing that irks me most of all, as it does with the cheerleader story, is: is this what our government officials are doing with their time? Jesus, if Gonzales wants to prosecute a federal crime, he has to look no farther than 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and the halls of Congress.

    Republicans are the weirdest, most repressive yet sex-obsessed people in America. I guess something had to fill the void left by Kenneth Starr.
     
  2. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000

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    In addition to that: "Louie Louie" Banned from School Event

    Link

    "Unintelligible at any speed." I like that.
     
  3. Sayhey macrumors 68000

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    Hey, I can testify to the fact the lyrics are unintelligible. When "Louie, Louie" was a hit we heard how the song was about ... well, you know ... but for the life of me I couldn't make out the important words. I finally figured out it was all about the idea of saying something forbidden (even if you didn't really say it) and "dirty dancing." So, is this further proof that the powers that be want to take us back to the fifties? Let's start making the kids watch reruns of "Father Knows Best" and "Leave it to Beaver" - or is that title going to have to be changed? :eek:
     
  4. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    It would have to be before the '50s, since "Louie Louie" was written in 1956.
     
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    how ironic that those who wish to ban Louie Louie are the same ones who grew up listening to it.
     
  6. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000

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    This is pretty sad. All of this sexual repression eventually leads to an era like the 60s and 70s. The parents doing this must have been the ones who missed out on the fun the first time around.

    This is usually the beginning of the end though, when it starts to affect peoples everyday lives like this. Fundamentalist Christians will start trying to outdo each other imposing restrictions and showing what good people they are by controlling others.

    It's like things have to get worse before they get better. There just seems to be no avoiding this cycle of stupidity. The Age of Reason was nearly 200 years ago and we have started going backwards again.
     
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    Louie, Louie,
    me gotta go.
    Louie, Louie,
    me gotta go.
    A fine little girl, she wait for me;
    me catch a ship across the sea.
    I sailed the ship all alone;
    I never think I'll make it home

    Three nights and days we sailed the sea;
    me think of girl constantly.
    On the ship, I dream she there;
    I smell the rose in her hair.

    Me see Jamaica moon above;
    It won't be long me see me love.
    Me take her in my arms and then
    I tell her I never leave again.


    Filthy.
     
  8. skunk macrumors G4

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    It's the sax in the Toots version that does it. Disgustingly hot stuff.
     
  9. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    It's always sax with you, isn't it? Sax and violins.
     
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    How'd you get that passed the profanity filter. Must be something programmed by liberal ACLU types out to destroy the American way of life. Let's get the holy trinity of Dobson, Falwell, and Robertson on it right away!
     
  12. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Fer cryin' out loud, will ya quit hatin' on the Democrats already? Sheesh, that's all you people ever do in this forum is hate hate hate. Why don't you bash the other side when they do things too?



    Oh wait...
    :p
     
  13. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    The Texas Legistature should worry about this kinda nonsense once they have funded the very organization that this will affect - the public school system. These lawmakers really need to get their priorities straight - put the education of our children ahead of a little cheerleading law....
     
  14. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    ahhh, it's about masturbation, obviously. what IS this world coming to?
     
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    Ironic that the main character's name would now be considered the perfect Porn alias.....

    this was also the era in which it was common knowledge that Liberacce was just very fond of his manservant and perhaps a bit eccentric...
     
  16. Thomas Veil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm sorry.

    I'll try to ramp up my criticism of the other side. :D
     

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