Thursday, March 16, 2006

Kansas Book Club

Parents across the nation are taking action against both school districts and libraries that feature books, some of them required reading, that include ual issues and obscenity many believe are inappropriate for school children.

In Overland Park, Kan., parents have organized to protest the inclusion of books on children's assigned reading lists in the Blue Valley School District. The parents took action after a few of them researched the books kids were being asked to read.

"[My son] is a 14-year-old freshman boy, and [the book] had references to oral and homosexuality. … I thought it was a mistake!" Janet Harmon, one of the Blue Valley parents, told activist group Concerned Women for America.

Concerned Women for America -
News Article -

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Sen Wyden opposes AETI

U.S. Senator Wyden of Oregon is promoting legislation that will guarantee big business free use of the internet to flood our homes with unwanted material. This may be great for business, but will surely be detrimental to quality of life for our families.

More importantly, this legislation could make things a lot more difficult to promote legislation to limit the "Adult Entertainment Industry" from flooding our homes with their bad values.

See the Link Here.

WYDEN MOVES TO ENSURE FAIRNESS OF INTERNET
USAGE WITH NEW NET NEUTRALITY BILL
Network operators would be required to treat all content on the Internet equally
for consumers, small businesses and innovators;
Wyden legislation is first comprehensive legislation in Congress on net neutrality

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Self Censorship is not in their motto. FoxNews.

Congressmen Blast Tech Bigwigs About China Policies - California Rep. Tom Lantos, the full committee's top Democrat, told the company officials that they had amassed great wealth and influence "but apparently very little social responsibility."

"Your abhorrent actions in China are a disgrace," Lantos said at the hearing. "I simply don't understand how your corporate leadership sleeps at night." The companies, in prepared testimony, appealed for guidance on how to work in what they called a challenging marketplace.

Google's Elliot Schrage said "the requirements of doing business in China include self-censorship — something that runs counter to Google's most basic values and commitments as a company."

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Anderson Cooper - AEI on the iPod

Anderson Cooper at CNN takes his blog to this hot subject today.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

The Marketing of Evil

I'm not alone. Take a look at this

book
avaiable for purchase:

Already receiving wide and enthusiastic acclaim, the book, published by WND Books, is subtitled "How Radicals, Elitists, and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as Freedom."

According to "The Marketing of Evil," Americans have come to tolerate, embrace and even champion many things that would have horrified their parents' generation – from easy divorce and unrestricted abortion-on-demand to extreme body piercing and teaching homosexuality to grade-schoolers. Does that mean today's Americans are inherently more morally confused and depraved than previous generations? Of course not, says veteran journalist David Kupelian. But they have fallen victim to some of the most stunningly brilliant and compelling marketing campaigns in modern history.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

US Senate Drops The Ball

Help us remind the Senate of yet another milestone in the fight for decency on our airwaves! As the Steelers and the Seahawks took to the field for the Super Bowl game, we were reminded that two years have passed since another Super Bowl memorable moment: the Janet Jackson wardrobe disaster. Days from now, we'll recognize another anniversary - the one year mark since the House overwhelmingly passed HR 310, The Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act.

Meanwhile the Senate has been sitting on a Broadcast Decency bill and done nothing. It's time for the Senate to move on this bill that the public is calling for and the House has passed.

While the incident with Ms. Jackson has become a pop-culture hallmark, it is also a shameful demonstration of how little has been done to decrease and provide heavy fines for programming on television. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has reported record complaints of indecency on television while content has grown steadily worse.


The bottom line is that despite the public's outrage over Janet Jackson's halftime show and growing public complaints, programming on television has gone from bad to worse and the Senate has done nothing but wring its hands.

A key bill to raise indecency fines and ensure that the FCC enforces tough standards has been stuck in the Senate for nearly one year. Please contact your Senators and urge them to move on this bill:


The Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2005 (H.R. 310): Passed in the House in February of 2005 in a 389-38 vote. Please urge your Senator to stop stalling this bill and vote for passage in the Senate.




Call your Senators today! Urge them to co-sponsor or vote in favor of H.R. 310 legislation today! The House acted. It's time for the Senate to play ball.

Call or write an email to your Senator by clicking here. Below is a sample email, but it will receive most attention if you add a line at the top to personalize your response.

Capitol Switchboard: (202)224-3121

Dear Senator,

I write as a member of Family Leader Network who is troubled by flagrant indecency on television. Complaints at the Federal Communication Commission are at an all-time high, and content on television grows worse each day. This year's Super Bowl is a reminder that two years ago, Janet Jackson ly exposed herself to an unsuspecting audience, and despite public outrage the Senate has failed to act.

I am happy that the House passed the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2005 (H.R. 310) in February of 2005 in a 389-38 vote. But the Senate's failure to respond to this need is shocking. H.R. 310 simply stiffens the fines for indecency and gives the FCC greater enforcement capabilities.

As a concerned citizen and voter, I highly support this bill and urge you to support it as well. It is time for Congress to act boldly to help stem the tide of increasingly offensive television programming. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

Sincerely,

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Italy Proposes 20% Tax

Italy is closer to become the first government to successfully tax the "Adult Entertainment Industry" with a proposal to levy a 20% tax on the revenue of certain businesses. Artcile Here.

Top Six Problem States

A huge share of indecent material on the internet originates from six primary locations. The list begins with home states of major search engines that feature major internet directories to "Adult Entertainment".
1. California - Triple Whammy State (leads the pack by a huge margin) - home to Hollywood (Southern California), Google (Mountain View) and Yahoo (Sunnyvale) and AltaVista (Pasadena).
2. Washington - The Microsoft Network (Redmond, WA) throws this state onto our top five.
3. Nevada - Quite a few Las Vegas brothels and showgirl sites featured online
4. New York - Publishing headquarters for major magazine chains owned by Larry Flint and Hugh Hefner.
5. Japan - "Adult Entertainment Center" of Asia.
6. Denmark - "Adult Entertainment Center" of Europe - this country already making news for its other excesses in the freedom of speach world.

Please let me know if there are some other critical offender jurisdictions to consider.

Sound Tax Policy

The people at Tax Foundation disagree with our position on the need for an "Adult Entertainment Tax". But I still want to express my respect for their opinion as they provide a rich education on how the tax system works.



Well I respectfully disagree. Taxes are an important part of social engineering and besides, where are you suppose to get money to pay for your social policies? Isn't it appropriate to tax the worse offenders. Why should decent citizens foot the bill to cover our social welfare problems when it is somebody else's fault?

Look at the great success of gasoline taxes used to get improve the overall transportation infrastructure. Look where state have used tobacco taxes to lower their health care costs related to smoking.
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