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  • Since the Drudge report is not a static site, here's a link to the story [drudgereportarchives.com] on someone's independent archives.

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
  • Err, I've got to clarify, I don't think the government properly has a role even in calling to account abuse of freedom of speech. I do believe that government officials in their role as citizens have such a role. I don't believe they should be prohibited from holding their personal opinions.

    We complicate things because of the belief that in order to be utilized the radio spectrum must be publicly held and regulated by the government through such means as the FCC, which then gives some credence to the id

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
  • It's showing up elsewhere in the news [broadcastingcable.com], now. And I like this one [fmqb.com], which begins, "It seems that President Bush and Howard Stern have something in common -- both feel the first line of defense for protecting against indecent material reaching children starts with good parenting." That's the point I'm trying to get at. :)

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
  • A few things came out of his mouth that I can agree with.

    I can only hope that he fixes the FCC...in either sense of the word. ;)

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  • You (presumably) that your speech has to reflect reality and be honest.

    Our president is free of those constraints.

    He's free to tell you whatever you want to hear and whatever he wants to say.

    It's great to be him!
    • I believe that morally speech needs to be honest. I do not believe in using government to enforce my morality. Those are two separate issues.

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      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
      • And that's just what's so wonderful! You believe in honesty, and the government doesn't. You believe the government shouldn't enforce morality, and the government does!
        • I'm sorry. On re-reading, I may not have made clear that I am speaking with bitter sarcasm and deep anger.

          I see a cabinet official practicing politics of anti-tolerance and hatred, I see a united Party controlling all branches of the government and dominating the Media, and I fear that my safety in this country is dependent on the good will of folks like Jerry Fallwell and James Dobson.

          Sometimes, my fear and anger and sorrow gets the better of my clarity.
          • I see a cabinet official practicing politics of anti-tolerance and hatred

            Perhaps I could more easily see what you saw if you made less assumptions about what framework we share. Who, exactly, is practicing anti-tolerance and hatred?

            Jerry Falwell scares me to death, but if we are dependent on James Dobson, I'd say we are in good hands. His books and broadcasts have done some great things for my marriage. You're not anti-tolerant and hating of him, are you?

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            J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
            • I can't speak to the quality of Dobson's family work. Here's a site [debtaylor.com] that seems to speak highly of that aspect of his ministry, while voicing my concerns about his role as a political player:

              When we began Focus, in 1977, the seven founders had only two objectives: (1) To help Americans raise their children and (2) to help us maintain our marriages. Millions of Americans would say that James Dobson has made a tremendous contribution in those two areas. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said regarding his ha

              • Very, very interesting, but I have trouble accepting that speech as serious when it states, "I apologize to African Americans and other ethnic minorities who are concerned by the continuing vestiges of intolerance in the land and by the dangerous role James Dobson, a wealthy, powerful, white, heterosexual male, plays in promoting intolerance." I can accept that Dobson portrays attitudes that some might deem intolerant of women, gays, and non-Christians. I cannot accept that he portrays an attitude of into

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                J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers