. . . Wednesday March 3, 2004

Fighting Stiffness with Stiffening

Baring a Nipple for a split second in the good old days:

$27,500

Proposed hike in that fine:

$275,000

Actual cost just approved by a House Committee:

$500,000

Amount we should all now be willing to pay to catch a glimpse of Janet’s nobs:

$500,000.01

Freudian use of the phrase “approved a measure to dramatically stiffen penalties” in the lead paragraph of the Reuters story covering this vote:

Priceless

The fact that this part of a broader effort to limit speech and push a conservative agenda while pretending that a few words or a little flesh actually poses a threat to our homeland security (I mean is there anything more “indecent” than being exposed to several minutes of grandstanding by one of these House Committees on C-Span?) coupled with the fact that no one is doing much to oppose the trend:

Costly. Very Costly.

(Note: This bit was actually a lot more funny and pointed when I hit the post button, but all the good stuff was wiped out during a ten second deLay).


Concentration is important!