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March 10th, 2006 - Adventures in Engineering — LiveJournal
The wanderings of a modern ronin.

Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-03-10 17:27
  Subject:   Hillary hasn't been acting very liberal lately...
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  Mood:snarky
Democrats Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut, Hillary Clinton of New York, and Dick Durbin of Illinois persuaded a Senate committee to approve a sweeping study of the "impact of electronic media use" to be organized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC.

Even though the legislation - called the Children and Media Research Advancement Act - does not include restrictions, it appears to be intended as a way to justify them. That's because a string of court decisions have been striking down antigaming laws because of a lack of hard evidence that minors are harmed by violence in video games.


http://www.gamespot.com/news/2006/03/09/news_6145659.html?part=rss&tag=gs_&subj=6145659

First signing her name to a flag-burning ban, and now this? Well, she's at least consistant in her attempts to destroy 1st Amendment rights. :P

P.S. Dear idiots pushing this legislation: LOOK AT THE FREAKING RATING right there on the front of the box of the video games your kid plays! if it says "Adults Only" (which the ESRB ratings do, in plain text) then do something about it. Talk to your kid, play the game yourself, or in the extreme take it away. How hard is that?

And now, a less than coherent rant about the culture war on video games.Collapse )
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-03-10 19:03
  Subject:   [MeFi] Dear NeoCons: Spin THIS.
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Clearly, retired Navy Lieutenant Joseph DuRocher hates America:

President George W. Bush
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear Mr. President:

Today I conclude that you have dishonored our service and the Constitution and principles of our oath. My dad was buried with full military honors so I cannot act for him. But for myself, I return enclosed the symbols of my years of service: the shoulder boards of my rank and my Naval Aviator’s wings. [...] To remain silent is to let you think I approve or support your actions. I do not. So, I am saddened to give up my wings and bars. They were hard won and my parents and wife were as proud as I was when I earned them over forty years ago. But I hate the torture and death you have caused more than I value their symbolism. Giving them up makes me cry for my beloved country.


http://www.pierretristam.com/Bobst/Contributors/JD030806.htm
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