Janet Jackson, owner of The Breast That Ate Common Sense And Freedom.

Friday, June 09, 2006 at 05:34 PM

In yet another illustration of Republican family values, the Senate and House have passed, and Bush is anxious to sign, the "Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act."

The chief provision of the bill raises the maximum per-incident fine for broadcasting anything the FCC deems "indecent" from 32,500 to $325,000.

According to The Christian Post:

The final House vote approved the bill with 379 in favor, 35 opposed and 18 absentees. The Senate passed the exact same bill on May 18 by unanimous consent without a recorded vote.
Janet Jackson's infamous "wardrobe malfunction" during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show had prompted a wave of Christian conservative groups to prompt both chambers of Congress in raising the ante for broadcast giants. Some groups, like the Washington-based Family Research Council, placed broadcast decency as one of its top agendas for 2005 and 2006.
On Thursday, President Bush applauded Congress for passing the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act, and said he would sign the bill once it lands on his desk.

"I believe that government has a responsibility to help strengthen families," said Bush. "I look forward to signing this important legislation into law."

Yes, once again our trusted leaders demonstrate they act only in the best interests of the nation, and, of course, "families."

Well, some "families."  They apparently don't have a whole lot of concern

with the families up to their eyeballs in debt

or the ones who can't afford to take the kid to the doctor

or the ones who are being ripped apart by service in Iraq

or the ones who are trying to get by on a couple of minimum wage jobs

or the ones still struggling beneath a mountain of toxic crap along the Gulf Coast

or the ones who have to hock everything in order to send a kid to college

or the ones who can't put enough gas in their cars to drive to work to earn the money to put gas in their cars

But Janet Jackson's breast must never be seen again!  Ever!!!

That must have been some breast to cause this furor. Because you know that from now on the broadcasters will use the potential for devastating fines to increase censorship. And don't be one tiny bit surprised if the censorship extends well beyond the sexual arena to anything at all that good Christian folk might find offensive enough to spend some of their billions of $$$ taking to the FCC.