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  • Jameis Winston suspended for half vs. Clemson over obscenity incident

    09/17/2014 11:03:00 AM PDT · by safetysign
    CBS Sports ^ | 09/17/2014 | Jerry Hinnen
    Florida State announced Wednesday that starting quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first half of the No. 1 Seminoles' game vs. Clemson on Saturday for yelling an "offensive and vulgar" phrase in the student union on FSU's campus. Deadspin collected a number of tweets from Florida State students who said they saw Winston standing on a table Tuesday "screaming" the phrase (one made popular by a series of recent viral hoax videos), which uses graphic sexual language. (Both links use the phrase and other R-rated language.)
  • Parents Demand Miley Cyrus Stop 'Bangerz' Tour Over Salacious Content

    02/20/2014 8:40:50 PM PST · by This Just In · 52 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | February 20, 2014 | Breitbart News
    The team behind Miley Cyrus's Bangerz tour is reportedly meeting to respond to a flood of complaints by parents that the tour is too explicit for her still-young fan base. Cyrus left her Hannah Montana persona behind starting last year with an uninhibited performance at the VMAs telecast. Now, with her Bangerz Canadian tour featuring simulated oral sex, twerking and lounging atop phallic symbols, some parents say enough is enough.
  • Jonah Goldberg: Vulgarity invades entire culture; few options for escape

    12/28/2013 5:43:13 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Omaha.com ^ | 12-28-13 | Jonah Goldberg
    Newspapers are among the last places in America that have close to zero tolerance for [expletive deleted]. I could give you a hint about what word is between the brackets, but I’d best not for fear of arousing the ire of the editing Comstocks. About twice a year, I quote a profanity from a public figure, using just the first letter of the word and then some bowdlerizing asterisks for the rest. No dice, my editor tells me. You’re writing for a family newspaper. There was a time when such standards were the norm at major media institutions in America....
  • FCC May Allow 'Brief' Nudity, More Cursing on Broadcast TV

    04/05/2013 3:53:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 4 Apr 2013 | William Bigelow
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering whether to loosen restrictions for obscenity on broadcast television and radio. This rule change would allow brief “non-sexual-nudity” and isolated expletives in prime time, while children are still awake and watching TV. The FCC claims that it will consider the public’s sentiment as its members make a decision and has given Americans the month of April to file their comments. Outgoing FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski previously had to order the Enforcement Bureau only to tackle “egregious cases” because of the “backlog” of reported obscenity cases. In the last 6 months, the FCC’s caseload...
  • Nickelodeon now promoting Jason Biggs’ Twitter handle in promotions

    09/01/2012 5:02:54 PM PDT · by tookiesrcookies · 15 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 9/01/2012 | Twitchy Team
    Twitchy reported earlier today that the most vile tweets from Jason Biggs’ Twitter feed had quietly disappeared, and now it seems there might be a very obvious reason why — Nickelodeon has begun tweeting Biggs’ Twitter handle in promotions for its Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, for which Biggs provides a voice. That’s right: kids following Nickelodeon’s @TMNTMaster — an account which boasts nearly 2,400 followers — are literally one click away from the feed that introduced us to, well, this, not to mention a quick bit of Christian-bashing as a follow-up...
  • Gross… Code Pink to Send Photos of Their Vaginas to RNC Convention

    08/10/2012 8:12:36 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 142 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | August 10, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    The radical anti-American Code Pink group is encouraging their members to send snapshots of their vaginas to the RNC Convention in Tampa, Florida. LifeNews reported: Taking the silly “War on Women” rhetoric to another disgusting level, the pro-abortion feminists at CodePink have come up with a new campaign: Send your vaginas to the Republican convention. Upset that Republicans and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney support religious freedom for groups opposing the Obama HHS mandate and wants to end taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business, CodePink thinks it has a great idea on how to respond. The “women’s group”...
  • Pornographic Politics: Did the Daily Caller ‘Pull a Media Matters’ on Rick Santorum?

    03/15/2012 8:33:43 PM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 113 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | March 15, 2012 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Today I noticed a thread at Memeorandum aggregating commentary on an article by Daily Caller associate editor Steven Nelson: ‘Vigorous’ Santorum crackdown may catch Internet porn viewers with pants down I sort of shrugged that off, and then a I saw this Tweet by Jedediah Bila: Didn’t tweet about this today, but if it’s accurate, I find it absolutely insane.”Santorum Promises Broad War on Porn”: more...
  • Santorum Says He Would Enforce US Obscenity Laws That Obama Ignores

    03/16/2012 10:56:03 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 499 replies · 10+ views
    MSNBC ^ | March 16, 2012 | Andrew Rafferty and Alex Moe
    Santorum Says He Would Enforce US Obscenity Laws That Obama Ignores By NBC's Andrew Rafferty ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL -- Rick Santorum accused President Barack Obama of not enforcing the country's obscenity laws and said Friday that as chief executive he would crack down on illegal pornography. Santorum found himself answering pornography questions during a stop at an Italian restaurant here after the discovery of a statement posted in his campaign website in which he asserts that "America is suffering a pandemic of harm from pornography." Recent reporting has shed light on the letter in which the former Pennsylvania senator vowed...
  • Let me point out: Santorum has suggested no new laws concerning pornography

    03/15/2012 11:22:58 AM PDT · by Steve495 · 22 replies
    Radio Vice Online ^ | March 15, 2012 | Steve McGough
    When a politician makes a statement like this, he or she is putting it all on the line. That said, I’d like to point out American’s have already expressed an opinion and Congress has passed federal “obscenity” laws. It’s the Executive Branch’s job to enforce those laws. Should the president not enforce the law? Quite honestly, as it pertains to laws on the books, this is very similar to the current and previous administration’s refusal to vigorously enforce illegal immigration laws. In this statement, GOP candidate Rick Santorum stated he agrees with current law, gave the reasons why, and confirmed...
  • Flipping 'The Bird' Just Isn't Obscene Anymore, Law Professor Argues

    02/08/2012 2:52:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    NPR ^ | 02/08/2012 | Mark Memmott
    We've got one more thing to say about "the bird" and singer M.I.A.'s flipping of her middle finger on national TV during Sunday's halftime show at the Super Bowl. On All Things Considered later today, American University law professor Ira Robbins will make the case that the digitus impudicus (as it was known back in ancient Rome), just isn't obscene anymore. "Is it inappropriate? That's another question," he tells NPR's Audie Cornish. But, he says, "it doesn't mean what it used to mean." "In the time of Caligula ... it was intended to be representative of a phallic symbol. Not...
  • Prostitutes And Porn: 1st Amend. Protects Porn But Not Prostitutes? Absurd CA Supreme Court

    11/24/2011 11:07:08 PM PST · by stevelackner · 84 replies
    STEVELACKNER.COM ^ | November 24, 2011 | Steven W. Lackner
    The Atlantic's socially liberal Andrew Sullivan asked in March 2008 two very interesting questions: "1. Why is it illegal for me to pay a prostitute for sex, but it’s NOT illegal for a film director to pay two people to have sex in front of a camera and then make money for his product in the form of a DVD or an online download? 2. As a corollary: Why are a prostitute and her john held in such contempt by the media and the public, but Jenna Jameson and Ron Jeremy are treated as rock stars on both cable and...
  • Speech Defect, or Defective Speech?

    03/02/2011 9:11:52 PM PST · by stolinsky · 5 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 03-03-11 | stolinsky
    Not to be outdone by show-business personalities, President Obama and Vice President Biden also feel free to drop F-bombs in public. When we discuss those at the highest levels of our government, we are dealing not just with teachers but with professors − in this case, professors of public speaking. When gray-haired public officials feel that they must mimic foul-mouthed middle-school boys and cursing rappers in order to appear “cool,” we know we are in deep trouble. For centuries, public figures were able to express themselves − in fact, to express deep thoughts and inspiring ideals − without the use...
  • “View” Lefties Can’t See Why Child Porn for Teens on MTV Might Be a Problem

    01/27/2011 9:31:34 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 23 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | January 27, 2011 | Calvin Freiburger
    The smug certainty with which leftists insist that they're better people than conservatives has always been an interesting phenomenon. We’re asked to believe that our opponents are more moral, more responsible, more enlightened, and more sensitive than we are one minute…and one of our betters turns around and asks what the big deal is about some outrageous case of moral degeneracy the next. Such is the case of the latest pontifications from The View co-host Joy Behar. In a discussion of Skins, the new MTV show which might have broken child pornography laws by filming actors as young as 15...
  • Movie Review: "Howl" (2010) - the 1957 poetry obscenity trial

    12/07/2010 6:40:17 PM PST · by I can has Low Taxes? · 19 replies
    I've been trying to watch more "challenging" movies recently (documentaries, indie flicks, old foreign films), and when a friend wanted to go see "Howl" (2010 film starring James Franco), I figured I'd give it a shot. I'd heard of the poem, and knew Ginsberg was a Beat poet like Kerouac, but that was about it. First off, I'll admit that I though a 1957 obscenity trial would be about something pretty minor, kind of like having an obscenity trial for a painting that's just a bunch of abstract smears. Well... nope. "Howl" was pretty graphic in places, so it wasn't...
  • Costa del First Lady: Michelle Obama treats daughter Sasha to stay at five-star Marbella resort

    07/28/2010 8:21:38 AM PDT · by libstripper · 75 replies · 8+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 28, 2010 | Mail Foreign Service
    The British have been captivated by the Costa del Sol for decades and now it seems the appeal has crossed the Atlantic. First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha are due to travel to the resort of Marbella in southern Spain next week for a private trip with long-time family friends, the White House announced today. But Barack Obama, who turns 49 on 4 August, will celebrate his birthday home
  • Jurors get an eyeful in porn trial

    07/14/2010 7:51:11 AM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 18 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | Scott McCabe
    Fourteen D.C. jurors watched with raised eyebrows, tight smiles and furrowed brows as federal prosecutors played a 15-minute scene from a pornographic movie during the opening day of an obscenity trial against adult entertainment industry mogul John Stagliano. The eight women and six men are being asked to determine whether two of Stagliano's movies, including "Milk Nymphos," and a trailer for a third movie, "Fetish Fantastic 5," violate the District's community standards. Department of Justice trial attorney Bonnie Hannan told the jury that the trial was about "crossing the line," and these movies go beyond the soft-core porn that can...
  • Court Strikes Down FCC's Indecency Policy

    07/13/2010 2:48:19 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 32 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | 07/13/2010 | AMY SCHATZ
    WASHINGTON—A federal appeals court struck down the Federal Communications Commission's indecency policy Tuesday, saying the agency's efforts to restrict the use of vulgar language on air were "unconstitutionally vague." The decision was a major win for Fox Television, NBC Universal and other broadcasters who have complained that an FCC crackdown on fleeting obscenities was unfair and violated their First Amendment rights.
  • Kagan once defended 2 Live Crew’s “Me So Horny” in obscenity case

    05/16/2010 4:33:03 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 19 replies · 835+ views
    PolitiPage.com ^ | 05/16/10 | kevin kristy
    Before Harvard, there was 2 Live Crew. The hip-hop group hit the spotlight in 1989 with its album “As Nasty As They Wanna Be,” which included the single “Me So Horny.” Nick Navarro , the sheriff of Florida’s Broward County , thought it went too far. “I’m a freak in heat, a dog without warning,” the rappers sang. “My appetite is sex, ’cause me so horny.” U.S. District Judge Jose Gonzalez agreed with Navarro that the song was obscene, and 2 Live Crew appealed.
  • Youth sexting rate alarming; officials urge parents to be more vigilant, educate children

    03/28/2010 4:17:27 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 11 replies · 727+ views
    Standard-Examiner (Ogden, UT) ^ | March 27, 2010 | Loretta Park
    A Davis County juvenile court attorney is seeing at least one case a week involving teenagers as young as the seventh grade who send or ask for nude photographs via texting. Pre-teens and teenagers who take nude photos and text them to friends often do not realize they are abusing themselves, officials say. April is Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Awareness month. Officials in the Top of Utah are hoping parents will become more vigilant and educate their children that sending nude photos or sexually explicit texts is illegal, as well as inappropriate. "Kids are braver and more willing to...
  • Obscene gesture earns New Brunswick MLA suspension

    02/12/2010 6:17:43 PM PST · by UAConservative · 10 replies · 362+ views
    Montreal Gazette ^ | February 12, 2010
    New Brunswick Liberal MLA Abel LeBlanc was suspended from the provincial legislature Friday a day after he was expelled for the day for losing his temper and using an obscene hand gesture at the Opposition. The incident happened after Speaker Roy Boudreau ordered LeBlanc to apologize for heckling Tory MLA Margaret-Ann Blaney and gesturing at her. LeBlanc refused. When the Opposition cried out in protest, LeBlanc said: "Well, I am going to tell you (Carleton Tory MLA) Dale (Graham) I will walk outside with any one of youse (sic) here. Don't ever laugh at me. Yes, I gave you that...
  • Schumer Reportedly Calls Flight Attendant Obscenity Over Cell Phone Rule

    12/16/2009 12:14:34 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 20 replies · 1,215+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/16/09
    The New York Democrat muttered the word "bitch" after a female flight attendant asked him to turn his cell phone off before takeoff, a House GOP aide who witnessed the incident told the Web site.
  • Appeals Court Backs Prison for E-Mail Obscenity

    06/26/2009 12:09:22 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 7 replies · 679+ views
    http://comicsblips.dailyradar.com ^ | June 17, 2009 | By David Kravets
    Sharing an obscene sexual fantasy over e-mail is a federal crime that enjoys no protection under the First Amendment, a federal appeals court said Monday, in a decision that drew sharp dissent from one judge and potentially set the stage for a Supreme Court appeal. In a 10-1 decision, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to rehear the case of Dwight Whorley, a Virginia man whose criminal trial marked two firsts for the American justice system: the first conviction for possession of obscene Japanese manga, and the first for authoring pornographic fiction and sending it over e-mail. Gregory...
  • Kettering (OH) Attorney Indicted on 12 Charges of Obscenity

    05/27/2009 4:50:58 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 9 replies · 698+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | May 27, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Southern District of Ohio
    DAYTON, OH—A federal grand jury here has indicted Marc Norman Greenberg, 32, Centerville, alleging that he transmitted obscene images in interstate commerce between February and April 2009. Gregory G. Lockhart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio; Keith L. Bennett, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau ofInvestigation (FBI), announced the indictment returned yesterday. The indictment alleges that Greenberg used computers at his home and office to engage in graphic sexual conversations and to transmit obscene images. Greenberg sent these images to individuals whom Greenberg believed were underage females, but were actually law enforcement officers conducting undercover investigations. The...
  • "Nudity laws still apply" - San Francisco Police will no longer tolerate public sex acts

    05/13/2009 7:55:47 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 46 replies · 2,216+ views
    http://calcatholic.com ^ | May 13, 2009 | http://calcatholic.com
    The San Francisco Police Department says it will no longer tolerate lewd behavior – including public sex acts and nudity – at a July street fair sponsored by Folsom Street Events, the same group that puts on the annual Folsom Street Fair, a public celebration of sado-masochism. The event in question, the Up Your Alley Fair, is scheduled for Sunday, July 26, in San Francisco's South of Market District on Dore Alley between Folsom and Howard streets. Last year’s event resulted in multiple complaints to the Office of Citizen Complaints against patrol officers assigned to cover the event. Citizens complained...
  • (Marrero, LA) L.W. Higgins Teacher Arrested for Obscenity in Class

    03/19/2009 4:37:57 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 23 replies · 2,137+ views
    abc26.com ^ | 03/19/09 | abc26.com
    Marrero, LA - Sheriff Newell Normand reports, on March 18, 2009 Detective Sgt. Curtis Pettigrew, the Police On Campus officer assigned to Higgins High School in Marrero conducted an investigation into allegations against a teacher at Higgins. According to witnesses, three students claimed they observed a teacher identified as Joey A. Lehrman, W/M, 22, of 701 North Salcedo in New Orleans masturbating alone inside of his classroom during his free period this same date. The students claimed they observed Lehrman through the glass window of the classroom door. Sgt. Pettigrew placed Joey Lehrman under arrest for Obscenity and transported him...
  • Obama Is Tired Of Your M°+#3®F&#8730;¢|<1&#9674;9 $#!+!

    02/07/2009 12:30:12 PM PST · by B-Chan · 22 replies · 2,071+ views
    April Winchell ^ | 2009.02.05 | April Winchell
    If you’ve ever read President Obama’s Dreams From My Father, good for you. I couldn’t get past the foreword. I wish I had. Because today I discovered that there’s a fairly juicy little subplot in the book, involving one of Obama’s high school friends. Ray, a fellow classmate of Obama’s, was also bi-racial, and also trying to define himself. But what set him apart was his colorful manner of self-expression. Ray cursed like a _____________. This would all be snickerworthy enough, but it turns out that Obama actually read the audiobook version of Dreams From My Father. And that means...
  • Prison health care salve laden with gilt

    02/01/2009 2:06:02 PM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies · 421+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/1/9 | Debra J. Saunders
    Of course, California prison inmates are entitled to reasonable 21st century health care. Unfortunately for taxpayers, Clark Kelso, the federal receiver in charge of California prison health care, has, as state Attorney General Jerry Brown noted at a news conference last week, a "gold-plated wish list" for California's prison health care system. His Receivership wants to spend $8 billion to build seven hospitals, each the size of 10 Wal-Marts, which would create "a holistic environment," with "music therapy, art therapy and other recreation therapy functions," a music room, stress reduction room, game room and "therapy kitchen," with lots of natural...
  • Cello scrotum exposed!

    01/30/2009 9:15:37 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 43 replies · 1,309+ views
    CNN ^ | Jan. 28, 2009 | Unknown
    LONDON, England (CNN) -- A medical ailment that has worried male members of string sections across the music world for over 30 years has been exposed as a hoax.
  • Protesters to Facebook: Breast-feeding does not equal obscenity

    12/27/2008 5:11:03 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 167 replies · 2,697+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 12/26/2008 | Lisa M. Krieger
    Protesting a Facebook ban on photographs of lactating breasts, mothers are staging a "nurse in'' today at the site's headquarters in downtown Palo Alto. A simultaneous "virtual protest" will be held online, when women change their standard Facebook snapshot to a photo of themselves nursing — or, in the spirit of the holidays, an image of Madonna with child. Even an image of any mammal feeding her young will do, say organizers with the group Mothers International Lactation Campaign. Facebook has removed these photos from members' albums and profiles, saying that displays of areola — the dark skin around the...
  • Judge Alex Kozinski recuses himself from obscenity trial

    06/13/2008 3:18:33 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 6 replies · 158+ views
    LA Times ^ | 6/13/08 | Scott Glover
    A federal appeals court judge today recused himself from a closely-watched obscenity trial in Los Angeles, three days after acknowledging that he had posted sexually explicit material on a publicly accessible personal website. "In light of the public controversy surrounding my involvement in this case, I have concluded that there is a manifest necessity to declare a mistrial," said Alex Kozinski, chief judge for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. "I will recuse myself from further participation in the case and will ask the chief judge of the district court to reassign it to another judge." The obscenity trial in...
  • Don't judge Kozinski by his porn (Post)

    06/13/2008 4:44:01 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 42 replies · 137+ views
    LA Times ^ | 13 June 2008 | Editorial Staff
    An apology from the 9th Circuit judge for his computer collection of porn isn't necessary. He just needs to say, 'So what?' ...Judge Alex Kozinski's statements about the stash of sexually explicit images he collected and that the public (until this week) could view on his website have been varied, although not necessarily inconsistent: He thought the site was for private storage and offered no public access (although he shared some of the material on the site with friends). People have been sending him this stuff for years (implying that it just accumulates, like junk mail). He might accidentally have...
  • Porn Stash Puts Obscenity Case Judge in Awkward Spot

    06/12/2008 5:07:11 PM PDT · by mojito · 28 replies · 114+ views
    New York Sun ^ | 6/12/2008 | Josh Gerstein
    In a saga with all the elements of a Hollywood thriller, an appeals court judge who is one of America's leading legal intellectuals stands accused of maintaining a public stash of online fetish pornography just as he has begun overseeing a criminal trial involving the distribution of sexually explicit scatological videos. Judge Alex Kozinski of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Chief Judge Mary Schroeder during oral arguments in San Francisco in 2003. Kozinski is accused of maintaining a public stash of online fetish pornography. Opening arguments were getting under way in the obscenity case in federal court...
  • LA obscenity case nauseates some potential jurors

    06/11/2008 5:36:13 PM PDT · by Comparative Advantage · 12 replies · 64+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, June 10, 2008 | LINDA DEUTSCH
    LOS ANGELES -- What violates community obscenity standards in the nation's reputed pornography capital? Federal prosecutors think they have a case. Ira Isaacs readily admits he produced and sold movies depicting bestiality and sexual activity involving feces and urine. The judge warned potential jurors that the hours of fetish videos included violence against women, and many of them said they don't want to serve because watching would make them sick to their stomachs. "It's the most extreme material that's ever been put on trial. I don't know of anything more disgusting," said Roger Jon Diamond _ Isaacs' own defense attorney....
  • College Displaying Crucifix in Rectum Got Millions in Tax Dollars

    06/10/2008 8:36:57 AM PDT · by Sopater · 53 replies · 387+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 10, 2008 | Keriann Hopkins
    (WARNING: This story contains graphic descriptions of artwork that is offensive.)(CNSNews.com) - Federal taxpayers are subsidizing a college in New York whose art school is currently displaying works that include a drawing of a man with a crucifix coming out of his rectum, a drawing of a man with a rosary coming out of his rectum, and rosaries decorated with penises. Over the last eight years, at least $4.6 million in federal tax dollars have been provided to the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, which is displaying the controversial artworks. Some of the money has come...
  • NBC apologises for Jane Fonda's offensive word

    02/14/2008 7:45:17 PM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 92 replies · 1,108+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/15/08
    NBC apologises for Jane Fonda's offensive word Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:38am GMT LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Television network NBC apologized for itself and actress Jane Fonda on Thursday after she used an offensive word on the "Today Show." NBC called it "a slip" and said they did not mean to offend audiences. Fonda was on the program on Thursday with playwright Eve Ensler to discuss Ensler's award-winning work, "The Vagina Monologues," in which women talk about their sexuality using frank language about their bodies and references to genitalia. "Vagina Monologues" has spawned a movement called V-Day that aims to...
  • Va. Beach Police drop obscenity charges in Abercrombie & Fitch ads case

    02/05/2008 9:33:12 AM PST · by doc30 · 26 replies · 173+ views
    WVEC ^ | 2/5/2008 | By 13News
    VIRGINIA BEACH -- Monday, Virginia Beach Police dropped obscenity charges stemming from two poster advertisements for Abercrombie & Fitch at Lynnhaven Mall. Police confiscated the ads Saturday, saying they violated the city's obscenity law because some of the models were partially nude. One showed a group of shirtless male models and one has his jeans low enough to show a part of his buttocks. Police say they received several complaints about the ads and had met with local store officials, in which police informed them they were in violation of the code. The window displays went up in 363 stores...
  • Virginia Beach police seize photos from Abercrombie store [cited manager on obscenity charges]

    02/03/2008 8:42:32 AM PST · by XR7 · 230 replies · 1,609+ views
    The Virginian Pilot ^ | 2/3/08 | Steve Stone
    Police, saying they were responding to citizen complaints, carted away two large promotional photographs from the Abercrombie & Fitch store in Lynnhaven Mall on Saturday and cited the manager on obscenity charges. Adam Bernstein, a police spokesman, said the seizure and the issuance of the summons came only after store management had not heeded warnings to remove the images. The citation was issued under City Code Section 22.31, Bernstein said, which makes it a crime to display "obscene materials in a business that is open to juveniles." He did not say what was being done with the pictures and when...
  • Whudafxup with anti-smoking commercials?

    11/05/2007 6:06:01 PM PST · by kaboom · 9 replies · 293+ views
    I finally paid attention to one of the annoying anti-smoking commercials from start to finish, and I noticed that they end with a film clapboard referencing their website Whudafxup.com. Now I'm no prude but that doesn't appear to be an appropriate message for public service announcements targeting children and young adults. They don't come right out and print the F word, but that's how it reads to me. Too much text-messaging I guess. I'm interested in any feedback regarding broadcasting regulations, or if anyone knows if the tobacco settlement money is being used to spread this message. These PSA's are...
  • Woman faces jail time for swearing at a toilet

    10/16/2007 8:26:58 AM PDT · by John Cena · 121 replies · 1,373+ views
    Times Tribune ^ | October 16, 2007 | Kim Montone
    A West Scranton woman could face up to 90 days in jail and a fine of up to $300 for allegedly shouting profanities at an overflowing toilet while inside her Luzerne Street home. Dawn Herb, whose potty mouth caught the attention of an off-duty police officer, was charged with disorderly conduct recently, prompting her to fire off a letter to the editor and vow to fight the charge. “It doesn’t make any sense. I was in my house. It’s not like I was outside or drunk,” said Ms. Herb, who resides at 924 Luzerne St. along with her four young...
  • Complaint Filed on Behalf of Firefighters Forced to Participate in San Diego "Gay Pride"

    08/28/2007 7:05:22 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 18 replies · 1,006+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 28, 2007
    Complaint Filed on Behalf of Firefighters Forced to Participate in San Diego "Gay Pride" SAN DIEGO, August 28, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, announced today that its West Coast Director, San Diego area attorney, Charles LiMandri, filed a sexual harassment and freedom of speech complaint in California state court on behalf of four respected San Diego firefighters. Charles LiMandri was also the Thomas More Law Center's lead counsel in the successful Mt. Soledad Cross case in San Diego. In July, four San Diego firefighters were ordered,...
  • Hillary and Porn

    06/14/2007 6:16:09 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 162 replies · 4,067+ views
    Concerned Women For America ^ | June 13, 2007 | By Sarah Rode
    Hillary and Porn By Sarah Rode June 13, 2007 In Hillary Clinton’s America, pornography would be legal, accessible and protected. That’s the way it was while her husband was president, according to a woman who would know. Jenna Jameson is a multi-millionaire feminist businesswoman who has endorsed Hillary because under the Clinton administration her industry flourished. She is very critical of President Bush because his administration has not been kind to her line of work — the production and sale of pornography. Despite branching out into some mainstream projects, Miss Jameson is still considered one of the most famous porn...
  • Bible accused of obscenity in Hong Kong

    05/17/2007 6:10:07 AM PDT · by bedolido · 11 replies · 754+ views
    abc.net.au ^ | 5-17-2007 | Staff Writer
    A Hong Kong decency watchdog had been flooded with obscenity complaints about the Bible. The Television and Entertainments Licensing Authority (TELA), which oversees the publishing industry, said it had received 208 complaints that text within the holy book was indecent. "I can confirm that the complaints were received," said a TELA spokeswoman. "The thrust of the complaints was that the Bible was obscene, that different parts of the Bible were offensive to readers." TELA refused to divulge details of the complaints, but local media reported that they referred to acts of violence, rape and cannibalism reputedly contained in the Old...
  • India court orders Gere's arrest for "obscene" kiss

    04/26/2007 9:56:03 AM PDT · by arclightzero · 37 replies · 1,420+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/26/07 | Reuters
    JAIPUR, India (Reuters) - An Indian court ordered the arrest of Hollywood star Richard Gere on Thursday for kissing Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty at an AIDS campaign event this month saying it was an obscene act committed in public.
  • Avril Lavigne says #$% clear as a bell on NBC's Saturday Night Live

    04/15/2007 4:00:20 AM PDT · by glegakis · 31 replies · 1,288+ views
    NBC's Saturday Night Live | 4-15-07 | Greg Legakis
    <p>Avril Lavigne says #$%# clear as a bell on NBC's Saturday Night Live while singing her Top 5 Billboard hit "Boyfriend." Watch the tape.</p>
  • Obscenity in Los Angeles in 1966 [Interesting piece about art, aesthetics]

    02/04/2007 9:19:00 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 5 replies · 567+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 2/4/07 | Paul Shlichta
    In 1966, the Supreme Court was once again trying to define obscenity. Among other decisions, they revised an earlier definition to include the requirement that the material be "patently offensive." As usual, Justice William O. Douglas dissented, claiming that: "There are as many different definitions of obscenity as there are human beings, and they are as unique to the individual as his dreams." It so happened that I some leisure that spring, and therefore (malgré Justice Douglas) took it upon myself to formulate a universal definition of obscenity-thanks to some help from playwright Bertolt Brecht, artist Ed Kienholz, and fabulist...
  • "Stop Laughing. Its Not Funny!" (Joseph Farah Slams Cultural Obscenity Alert)

    12/03/2006 11:23:23 PM PST · by goldstategop · 69 replies · 2,818+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 12/04/2006 | Joseph Farah
    "Stop laughing. It's not funny." Those were the solemn words of Jerry Seinfeld during his visit with David Letterman in his effort to rehabilitate the image of his co-star, Michael Richards, aka "Kramer." Richards, as you know, flipped out at an L.A. comedy club and began screaming racial epithets at some black patrons. It was an ugly scene captured on video, and the actor has been apologizing ever since – doing his public penance for a truly shameful exhibition. Watch 'Kramer' grovel on Letterman show The "act" has ignited a national debate on the use of the "N-word." But, having...
  • Homosexual Festival Assaults Children

    10/03/2006 6:05:02 PM PDT · by 4lifeandliberty · 33 replies · 1,438+ views
    Life and Liberty Ministries ^ | 10/3/06 | Dennis Green
    Life and Liberty Ministries asks that you let your voice be heard! WARNING! THIS CALL TO ACTION CONTAINS OBSCENE AND OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE! Gay Pride Virginia presented its Pride Fest at the 17th Street Farmers Market in the City of Richmond on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006. Life and Liberty Ministries was there to share the Gospel with the attendees. The event sponsors stated the following on the Gay Pride Virginia website, "The event will be family friendly so feel free to bring the kids for face painting, balloons and magic! Vendors and food and beverage stands and will be set up...
  • Feds look at online film, music sales to kids

    09/21/2006 2:26:30 PM PDT · by weegee · 2 replies · 264+ views
    Reuters/Hollywood Reporter via Yahoo ^ | Wed Sep 20, 3:09 AM ET | Brooks Boliek
    WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter) - Federal authorities are seeking information about the effectiveness of entertainment industry efforts to keep adult products out of kids' hands as customers migrate to the Internet and mobile services from brick-and-mortar stores, according to showbiz executives. The data will form part of the Federal Trade Commission's congressionally mandated biennial report on the way the entertainment industry markets adult fare. FTC spokeswoman Jackie Disdul said the commission has yet to set a schedule for the report's release. "The last time they did the report, online content was barely a glimmer in anyone's eye," said one industry executive....
  • Conservatives try to curtail hotel porn

    08/22/2006 12:04:00 PM PDT · by King of Florida · 380 replies · 6,052+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | August 22, 2006 | DAVID CRARY
    NEW YORK - Pornographic movies now seem nearly as pervasive in America's hotel rooms as tiny shampoo bottles, and the lodging industry shows little concern as conservative activists rev up a protest campaign aimed at triggering a federal crackdown. A coalition of 13 conservative groups — including the Family Research Council and Concerned Women for America — took out full-page ads in some editions of USA Today earlier this month urging the Justice Department and FBI to investigate whether some of the pay-per-view movies widely available in hotels violate federal and state obscenity laws. The coalition also is trying to...
  • Lawmaker Puzzled by Obscenity in Letter(MO Republican)

    04/20/2006 3:19:41 PM PDT · by LucyJo · 18 replies · 750+ views
    AP ^ | April 19, 2006 | SAM HANANEL
    Lawmaker Puzzled by Obscenity in Letter By SAM HANANEL, Associated Press Writer Wed Apr 19, 10:23 PM ET WASHINGTON - Nobody expects to get a letter from a member of Congress that ends with an expletive. But that's what happened when Rep. Jo Ann Emerson , R-Mo., recently corresponded with a resident of her southeast Missouri district. The letter ended with a profane, seven-letter insult beginning with the letter a — "i think you're an. ..." Emerson says she can't explain how the offensive language made it into the letter, which otherwise reads like a typical response to a citizen's...