Monday, September 10, 2007

I Know It Might Be Hard To Believe But...

...folks it's legal!

Like I mentioned on Saturday when I talked about how the announcement by Lodgenet that they were adding jobs would cause the far right to have nightmares, they didn't disappoint. Yesterday the SDWC posted twice about this including a press release from the South Dakota Family Policy Council and as is often the case when he posts about controversial issues, the far right comes crawling out of the woodwork (And yes I know the far right isn't the only ones against porn, they are usually just the most hypocritical).

Feel free to peruse the comments from these 2 posts but pay close attention to the press release and you will probably discover that adult entertainment or pornography if you wish is the root of all evil and any company that deals with this material is evil and how dare Governor Rounds give this company any press, etc. Of course some who try and disagree with any of these points are immediately labeled a "secular humanist" or some other term related to your religious beliefs or lack thereof. But as with many similar issues, the fact that it's legal, or that you have the choice as to whether or not to watch it, and you can easily prevent those that shouldn't be exposed to it from watching it is rarely mentioned.

It's amazing that the same Constitution that allows dissenters like the South Dakota Family Policy Council to voice their disgust over this issue also allows Lodgenet and other companies like it to supply this material, kind of ironic isn't it? As is the fact that other vices much more easily accessible and detrimental to children and families including alcohol, which kills and injures many more people than pornography ever will is widely accepted even to the point where our illustrious governor's brothers are going into the industry. Either way this reminds me of an excellent Denis Leary quote from the otherwise bad movie "Demolition Man".

I'm the enemy, 'cause I like to think, I like to read. I'm into freedom of speech, and freedom of choice. I'm the kinda guy that likes to sit in a greasy spoon and wonder, "Gee, should I have the T-bone steak or the jumbo rack of barbecue ribs with the side-order of gravy fries?" I want high cholesterol! I wanna eat bacon, and butter, and buckets of cheese, okay?! I wanna smoke a Cuban cigar the size of Cincinnati in the non-smoking section! I wanna run naked through the street, with green Jell-O all over my body, reading Playboy magazine. Why? Because I suddenly may feel the need to, okay, pal?

Pretty much sums up what makes our country great, porn and all, doesn't it?

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