April 25th, 2008

No XX at the PX!

Thank goodness:
Concerned that the military is selling pornography in exchange stores in spite of a ban, one lawmaker has introduced a bill to clean up the matter.

“Our troops should not see their honor sullied so that the moguls behind magazines like Playboy and Penthouse can profit,” said Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., unveiling his House bill April 16.
Rachel Lucas, for some reason, thinks this is a bad idea.

God forbid our soldiers feast their eyes
on nakedness between shoulders and thighs.

UPDATE: Reportedly what's actually at issue is Maxim and FHM at stateside bases.

Fostering Chaos

The authorities in that Texas polygamy case have been doing the craziest things.  Things that look illegal to me.  Why did they put all these kids in foster homes,  apparently with no hard evidence of child abuse?

It seems to me that informal polygamy is now legal in most places - it's just sex between consenting adults, as long as you don't try to formalize multiple relationships legally.

Unless, of course, some of the partners haven't reached the age of consent.  But what does that have to do with separating all of the children from all of the parents?  Did they consider that this might be psychologically traumatic for some of those kids?

The state is playing fast and loose,
bordering on child abuse.