Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Who Knew George Carlin Had an Evil Twin?

And he's a Representative, no less:

HR3687

To amend section 1464 of title 18, United States Code, to provide for the punishment of certain profane broadcasts, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 8, 2003

Mr. OSE (for himself and Mr. SMITH of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend section 1464 of title 18, United States Code, to provide for the punishment of certain profane broadcasts, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 1464 of title 18, United States Code, is amended--

(1) by inserting '(a)' before 'Whoever'; and
(2) by adding at the end the following: '(b) As used in this section, the term 'profane', used with respect to language, includes the words 'shit', 'piss', 'fuck', 'cunt', 'asshole', and the phrases 'cock sucker', 'mother fucker', and 'ass hole', compound use (including hyphenated compounds) of such words and phrases with each other or with other words or phrases, and other grammatical forms of such words and phrases (including verb, adjective, gerund, participle, and infinitive forms).'.

Don't we have better things to do with our money and time than police the airwaves for "dirty" words? Seriously. The president is handing state secrets to the Sauds, Iraq is a fucking mess and there's a frickin Ice Age breathing down our necks, but hay, at least little bobby won't hear the word Cocksucker on TV. Just on the playgrounds, where their friends have heard it form their older brothers/sisters/parents.

~Thanks to Neil Gaiman for this. I'd never have heard of it otherwise as the words described in the Bill can't be spoken on the news or published in respectable outlets or at the very least, can only be described in vague terms.

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