November 30, 2005

Orwellian quote of the day

"You can always turn the television off and ... block the channels you don't want. But why should you have to?"
- Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin J. Martin, testifying at Open Forum on Decency, held by Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Ted Stevens (R-Alaska).
Before being appointed to a seat on the FCC in 2001, Martin paid his dues as Deputy General Counsel of the 2000 Bush campaign, then served on the Bush-Cheney Transition Team.

Senator Stevens is the longest serving Republican in the U.S. Senate, current president pro tempore and the prince of pork.

Isn't it wonderful we're in safe hands with a self-described "conservative" administration and Congress, the crowd who refer to themselves as proponents of personal responsibility and rugged individualism?

They -- who know best on everything -- don't want us worrying our little minds with big ole complicated things like television remote controls or the misappropriation of taxpayer money to build bridges to nowhere.


Surely, in saving us from ourselves, they will move quickly to ban indecencies like Rev. Robertson's call for the assassination of a foreign leader, or the Bush administration's lies that led the country into war.

Hey, isn't banning stuff fun? Will we all get to ban something? They would ban Janet Jackson's breast: I would ban hypocrisy.

Decency is in the eye of the beholder, after all.

Can we please change the channel now?

1 comment:

Merc Merc said...

Cool quote!!! (I'll have to use that one)