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Tar, Feathers, and Filtering

You know things in our political climate are getting unhinged when a reasonable person like Glenn Reynolds makes an allusion to tar and feathers.  It seems the Senate says we all need to be babysat:

“While filtering and monitoring technologies help parents to screen out offensive content and to monitor their child’s online activities, the use of these technologies is far from universal and may not be fool-proof in keeping kids away from adult material,” Sen. Inouye said. “In that context, we must evaluate our current efforts to combat child pornography and consider what further measures may be needed to stop the spread of such illegal material over high-speed broadband connections.”

Ted Stevens is trying to build the filter to nowhere, along with his buddy Inouye.   Can the citizens of Hawaii and Alaska please do us all a favor and get rid of these clowns?  I don’t even think there’s a base they are appealing to here, this is just an example of being completely out of touch with reality, and out of touch with constituents.

4 Responses to “Tar, Feathers, and Filtering”

  1. Cassie says:

    Heh – My parents tried to ban adult stuff by making my AOL account a young teen account. Metallica and other music sites were banned, so i learned to open an IE browser and just view the music sites there. Every time you invent a new measure someone is just going to go and figure out how to get around it, even if it’s for our own good (and hey! who are they to decided that). And to stop child porn we have to limit children’s access to the internet? Some how i don’t think that’s stopping the problem…

  2. Nomen Nescio says:

    supporting sanctimonious nonsense that nobody really wants, but noone is willing to look base by opposing, always has been a winning strategy for U.S. politicians. always will be, so long as hypocrisy remains the U.S. national sport.

    further proof: when was the last time any congresscritter went on the record saying flat out that the “war on drugs” was a bad idea and ought to be stopped? hm? well, they won’t, either, and the fact that it’s true has nothing to do with it.

  3. Sebastian says:

    Very true Nomen. Politicians are not courageous people.

  4. straightarrow says:

    Very true Nomen. Politicians are not courageous people.

    Comment by Sebastian on July 26th, 2007

    Well, Hell, Sebastian, if they were they would seek honest work, wouldn’t they?

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