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Buttocks And Birth Control

By The Reverend Published: January 28, 2008

Here's some of the Talibangelical fallout from Junior Bush's faith based presidency. If Junior is looking for a, you know, legacy, he need look no further.....

WASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a $1.4 million fine against 52 ABC Television Network stations over a 2003 broadcast of cop drama NYPD Blue.

The fine is for a scene where a boy surprises a woman as she prepares to take a shower. The scene depicted "multiple, close-up views" of the woman's "nude buttocks" according to an agency order issued late Friday.

ABC is owned by the Walt Disney Co. The fines were issued against 52 stations either owned by or affiliated with the network.

FCC's definition of indecent content requires that the broadcast "depicts or describes sexual or excretory activities" in a "patently offensive way" and is aired between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.

The agency said the show was indecent because "it depicts sexual organs and excretory organs , specifically an adult woman's buttocks."

The agency rejected the network's argument that "the buttocks are not a sexual organ." Link

Today's faith-based Republicans in the FCC spend their time policing violations of important things like ass-cheek rules, all on high moral grounds mind you. The Junior directed FCC must fine ABC, in this case, for violation of the ass cheek criminal code. Because the viewing of an ass cheek, as the Talibangelicals have told us repeatedly, would begin the slow, irreversible unraveling of the moral fabric of society. The same society that has endorsed such moral practices as torture and pre-emptive killing.

First a nipple, now an ass cheek,.....or I guess,....a couple of ass cheeks. This stuff is so beyond stupid....I must move on.

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There are so many things wrong in the following story it's hard to know where to start......

Jen Mayekawa temporarily stopped using birth control last spring when she discovered that the cost had more than quadrupled, from $11 to $49 a month.
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The soaring prices are the result of a quirk in a federal law that was aimed at saving taxpayers money.

Since 1990, Congress had allowed pharmaceutical companies to offer discounted drugs to college students and the poor. But when Congress passed its deficit-reduction bill in 2005, it included a provision that disallowed university health clinics from getting access to reduced-price drugs. Link

The best phrase is, "a quirk in a federal law." Those quirks. Can't trust 'em. Never know when they'll spring out of, like, nowhere.

Remember the quirk in the renewal of the Patriot Act? Yep, one of them damn quirks sprang up in that bill and nobody knew about it, either. It just happened. The Patriot Act quirk, oddly enough, gave Attorney General Gonzales (at the time) singular power to hire and fire U.S. Attorneys. No Senate confirmation needed. Quite a quirk, huh? I have no idea how something like that would get in the Patriot Act renewal,....why, it must be....yes, it has to be....a quirk. That particular quirk came out of Republican Senator Arlen Specter's office but he swears he knows nothing about it. So, as you see this quirk problem is serious.

Junior should probably appoint a Special Counsel to investigate this growing, quirks-in-legislation, conspiracy.

I digressed....sorry.

Talibangelicals tell Americans over and over that abortion is the new Holocaust. The Republican majority of 2005, placed there with the strong support of the Christian Right, chose to protect the rights of Big Pharma over the concerns of Big Christian, in this discount-drugs-for-college-students elimination. The GOP here, in all likelihood, contributed to more abortions because of their great concern for, and nurturing of, Big Pharma's bottom line.

Remember that the Bush and Big Pharma favored Medicare Plan D program also did not allow for any government negotiations for discount prices for seniors.

Plenty of money and support for an FCC to rigidly enforce any insurgent violations of ass cheek exposure rules. No money or support for young college age or poor women to help them avoid the need for an abortion. Plenty of assistance for very rich, very powerful pharmaceutical corporations. Only the elimination of assistance for the vulnerable and the powerless.

Doesn't this stuff make ya' mad?

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