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Saturday, January 17, 2009

9:41PM - Just joined and created my journal

Wednesday, May 25, 2005


Meet up, and hit up the funk.


Saturday, April 23, 2005


http://www.livejournal.com/community/getpublished. This is the area for an E-zine called Censorshit. You can submit some stuff here, about censorship.

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

2:06PM - Yet another reason to hate the AFA....

...and lay some pro-expression pressure on Walgreen's, which is actually one of my favorite stores, as well.

A man's picture of his friend, who died soon after the picture was taken, wasn't developed because he had a bare, nipple-pierced chest...

This is Morons.org's take...

And this is the contact information for Walgreen's:

200 Wilmot Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
(847) 914-2500

Saturday, March 20, 2004

2:55PM - A petition to sign

Go to http://www.stopfcc.com if you don't like the idea of the government telling you what to watch and listen to!

Friday, February 27, 2004

1:00PM - How governmental and economic censorship works together.

Let's talk about the Clear Channel case.

Does anyone else think it's hypocritical that they made a fortune with Howard Stern and Bubba the Love Sponge, knowing what they were, and now they're acting outraged over it?

Thursday, February 12, 2004

5:13PM - Deaf people shouldn't be allowed to understand NASCAR...

...or Scooby-Doo, or a host of other programs. They're too impressionable and stupid. I share this here because y'all may be as upset as I am.


Wednesday, February 4, 2004


How do you feel about it.

Saturday, January 24, 2004

1:27PM - CBS's preferential treatment of political groups

This is *exactly* what consumer_speech is for--to convince corporations not to censor ideas. Well, CBS is censoring ads with liberal ideas (voting against Bush, animal rights) from the Super Bowl while running a pro-Bush ad. I'm tempted to boycott Survivor, though I passionately love the show. But you can also do the following...

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Current mood: pissed off

Saturday, December 27, 2003

2:51PM - Let 7-11 sell porno!

7-11 has decided to sell magazines such as Playboy again. Focus on the Family and the American Family Association are trying to stop it.

It is possible to support the right to purchase soft-core porno without enjoying it yourself. (That's my position.) "Family" groups count on people being too ashamed to say they actually want to buy magazines like Playboy. Don't make it easy. Don't let other people decide what you can buy at the 7-Eleven. Call 1-800-255-0711 and thank them for treating you like an adult who can make your own choices.

Thursday, November 20, 2003

10:37AM - Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Did it end up airing where you live, or was it pre-empted? Both the American Family Association and the Parents' Television Council were asking not only CBS, but also affiliates, to not air it. It played here in Orlando. Of course, CBS censored the Reagans after right-wingers complained, wrote letters, petitioned, and threatened boycotts. I guess they thought that was enough.

Check it out, though--OneMillionMoms.com, a part of the AFA, is now trying to get the FCC involved. Where economic censorship touches governmental...

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

11:18PM - A bit of reading

The following comes from Concerned Women for America, a far right group that has, among other things, successfully lobbied to have porno removed from stores on military bases. I wouldn't post this--they're always crabbing about something--except for the last sentence.

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Monday, August 18, 2003

2:19PM - If you don't oppose the legitimization of homosexuality...

Some groups are now agitating for the economic censorship of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, as it "legitimizes the homosexual lifestyle." The American Decency Association, which opposes a lot of things, was thoughtful enough to put this list of people we should e-mail together for us. Like Queer Eye? Let 'em know...


Current mood: annoyed

Monday, August 4, 2003

7:32PM - Defending the offensive

What do you do when you find a movie or show or CD or radio show offensive? How do you react to calls to restrict, condemn, or ban that which you personally find offensive? Is it possible to publicly criticize a form of media in a free-speech manner? Can you defend the right of other consumers to make their own decisions about those media without supporting that form of media yourself?

Nip/Tuck, Paradise Hotel, Michael Savage, and Gigli--all of which I find personally offensive--inspired me to start this discussion.

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

5:04PM - Sometimes corporations can defend themselves a little too well...

I can't stand groups that want to make the media conform to their beliefs, which is the reason I formed this community. But I also can't stand Michael Savage. And I really, really, really can't stand the idea of corporations suing webmasters and organizations for being critical of their offerings...

I got the following in my e-mail.

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Current mood: pissed off

Friday, June 13, 2003

2:45PM - Neat article about the WalMart magazine thing...

Read it here, then take the poll. It's a liberal article on a conservative website, so most poll-takers say WalMart's censorship is a good idea.

Monday, June 9, 2003

4:22PM - I love Mark Morford

He can be very, well, direct! This is from today's Morning Fix newsletter. You can get hold of it here.

I'm tempted to tell officers of the American Family Association what I did with a feather duster from WalMart, and watch their heads explode. ;-)

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Current mood: hopeful

Saturday, June 7, 2003

11:12AM - A little insight...

This should give you a peek into the minds of the people who want to censor womens' magazines in stores. Makes me wanna buy a Marie Claire.

10:42AM - WalMart and magazines

Thought y'all might like to see this. After a slew of complaints from "morality" groups, WalMart will be covering several magazines with "blinders", including Glamour and Marie Claire, in addition to no longer selling three mens' magazines. Seems like a pattern with WalMart...and a good reason to shop at other stores that treat customers like adults!

Current mood: bitchy

Friday, May 30, 2003

2:52PM - Gay married couple on the Amazing Race...

Some people, from ex-gay Stephen Bennett to The American Family Association, are really upset that Reichen and Chip, a team on CBS' The Amazing Race 4, identify as married even though they're both men. They are calling for advertiser boycotts and letters to CBS. You can get a good idea of just how hysterical people got here:


I went to CBS' website, thanked them for respecting R & C's relationship, and voted for them as my favorite team. Any other ideas?

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