Wednesday, November 15, 2006

1 Percent Porn

San Francisco Values

In yesterday's post I noted this upcoming vote by the San Francisco city supervisors. Since the Dems won the election last Tuesday and the Speaker of the House will be SFs own Nancy Pelosi, all laws passed in San Francisco will be mandated across the United States. Well the votes are in, baby and.... You're welcome!

SF supes outlaw foam food containers, decriminalize adult pot use:

This is how much of a non issue marijuana is in San Francisco. The lead in the article isn't about the pot decrim... it's about the ban on foam food containers. Guaranteed to cause a bigger uproar than the Mary Jane.
"The Board of Supervisors voted today to outlaw the use of Styrofoam and other polystyrene products by city restaurants and to effectively decriminalize the use, sale and cultivation of marijuana by adults.

The food container legislation, introduced by Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin and approved unanimously on the first of two votes needed for passage, would apply to about 3,400 restaurants in San Francisco as well city facility food service providers and food vendor companies contracting with the city. It is scheduled to be implemented June 1, 2007."
Later in the article we get to the ganja legislation.
The marijuana legislation, which passed on an initial vote 8-3, would set nearly all crimes involving marijuana as the lowest law enforcement priority for city police and urges the district attorney to adopt the same policy when prosecuting criminal defendants.
You'll find me at the local plant store this weekend.

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San Francisco and the Dems have come together to create a list of mandates to go in effect immediately. My friend Dave from Berkeley was on the steering committee for the mandates and passed the completed list along to me.

I've noted a few of the better ones. Check out the link for the full list:

the Right Was Right:

1. Mandatory homosexuality

2. Drug-filled condoms in schools

3. Introduce the new Destruction of Marriage Act

4. Border fence replaced with free shuttle buses

9. All taxes to be tripled

14. Pledge of Allegiance in schools replaced with morning flag-burning

15. Stem cells allowed to be harvested from any child under the age of 8

17. Quarterly mandatory abortion lottery

18. God to be mocked roundly

22. Texas returned to Mexico

Crooked Pols

I agree with what Atrios says.....:
"Hey, if they've got the goods on Dems then escort them to the courtroom".
... about this:
'Convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff is scheduled to report to federal prison tomorrow, over the objections of federal prosecutors who say they still need his help to pursue leads on officials he allegedly bribed.

Sources close to the investigation say Abramoff has provided information on his dealings with and campaign contributions and gifts to 'dozens of members of Congress and staff,' including what Abramoff has reportedly described as 'six to eight seriously corrupt Democratic senators.'
No Democratic cultist am I. If you are a dirty, rotten scoundrel then I don't care what party you belong too. Get the fuck out! Blowjobs from a consenting adult do not count, though.


Science and Tech


Two of the most important reasons that it was crucial for the Dems to take control over Congress were the future of science and tech. We can start moving away from the Republican dark ages and into the industries that will sustain this country:

The exploding politics of biotechnology.
"By one o'clock Wednesday morning, Democrats had taken the lead in the U.S. Senate races in Virginia and Montana. Control of the Senate came down to Missouri, where Democrat Claire McCaskill trailed Jim Talent, the Republican incumbent, with three-quarters of the ballots counted. In a final surge, McCaskill took the race and the Senate. And with her came the political issue of the future: biotechnology."

What the Democrats' win means for tech:
But now that this week's elections have switched control of the House back to the Democrats--and they appear to have seized the Senate as well--the outlook for technology-related legislation has changed dramatically overnight.

On a wealth of topics--Net neutrality, digital copyright, merger approval, data retention, Internet censorship--a Capitol Hill controlled by Democrats should yield a shift in priorities on technology-related legislation."

Dems alway lose no matter what

Continuing this discussion is Ted Rall:

WHEN IS A WIN NOT A WIN:
"The New New Democrats need to study the calendar. Two years from now, they may well end up back in the minority, reading passionate speeches no one will ever hear to an empty chamber for the benefit of C-SPAN. Rather than triangulate or moderate their views, Democrats should take that two-year time limit seriously and go gangbusters, emulating Cheney and Bush's balls-to-the-wall style to pass as much legislation as they can before 2008. That means unraveling as many GOP accomplishments as possible. Cancel the tax cuts, close the torture camps, restore habeas corpus, get the NSA out of our email, yank our troops out of Afghanistan and Iraq.

It's high time for vengeance. Impeachment is essential, to cleanse our national soul, as a downpayment of good will toward the rest of the world, and because they did it to Clinton for far, far less. And we need investigations--lots of them. Special prosecutors ought to track down everyone, up to and including Bush, who lied about WMDs in Iraq, chose not to pursue Osama in Pakistan after 9/11, deliberately withheld help that could have saved lives during the Hurricane Katrina, and signed off on warrantless wiretapping of American citizens. Law and order starts at the top."
Euro Jesus Camp

This poor bastard. You talk about an absolute living hell. I would have bolted the first day.

Via Rawstory:

Polish Exchange Student in US: My Half-Year of Hell With Christian Fundamentalists :
"When Polish student Michael Gromek, 19, went to America on a student exchange, he found himself trapped in a host family of Christian fundamentalists. What followed was a six-month hell of dawn church visits and sex education talks as his new family tried to banish the devil from his soul. Here's his story.

1 percent porn


This is completely unacceptable. Only 1 percent?!?! That's WAY too little porn on the web. Someone needs to do something about this. I mean, with only 1 percent I'll be finished by Friday and then what am I suppose to do?

And what the hell are the panty sniffers in the government doing commissioning a survey like this and how can I get a job with the company that had to make this determination. I'll need a private cube, a tub of Jergens and a massive roll of paper towels.

Government study: Internet 1 percent porn:
"PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AP) -- About 1 percent of Web sites indexed by Google and Microsoft are sexually explicit, according to a U.S. government-commissioned study."

2 comments:

Blue Gal said...

you said panty. don't think I'm not paying attention.

JPW said...

How do you do it, Blue Gal? I'm going to start testing you.