Department of Justice: 3 - Search Engines: 1
...It's porn--good old fashioned, red-blooded, American porn. The government is trying to get Google to hand over a million search records for a one week period from last year so that they can bolster their arguments in defense of the Child Online Protection Act.
So clear those caches! Delete those cookies! Dump those search histories! Alberto is coming for ya porkchop. Unless of course you search with Yahoo!, AOL, or MSN. In which case you're already screwed.
Thanks Kvatch and co. for your support of our relatively new blog (Lose The Noose)it takes a while to find one's way, I think we all just want to rant about EVERYTHING every day. So overflowing with pissedivity sometimes.
But thanks for your comments and presence, we all like to know we have support in our positions..
Well, for right now, they're not even after the pornographers. They're just trying to bolster their defense of COPA. That in itself is interesting because...I thought...that the injunction against COPA enforcement had already been upheld by the Supreme Court back in 2004. So why is DoJ trying to bolster an argument for an act that has already reached the hightest court and been found wanting?
Hey Lily...I'm not just a supporter of Lose the Noose. I'm an investor!
But Gonzales endorses the rationale of predecessor Meese: that adult pornography is a threat to families and children. Christian conservatives, long skeptical of Gonzales, greeted the pornography initiative with what the Family Research Council called "a growing sense of confidence in our new attorney general."
Of course on the 'protecting the children' argument (an old and tired one, to be sure) is being bandied about once again. This is silly...three-year-olds can reconfigure an entire computer system, while I have trouble checking my email. And who's protecting them from the porn found in EVERY COMMERCIAL THEY HAVE EVER SEEN? I have a hard time thinking of a product that isn't advertised using sex in one form or another. But I digress.
Personally, I find porn a bit low-brow, but I feel that way about Toby Keith, too. I see no need to deny other folks either.