aTypical Joe: a gay New Yorker living in the rural South
Friday, March 11, 2005
Congress & porn $$$
Via Atrios. Yesterday CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington) released Addicted to Porn: How Members of Congress Benefit from Pornography.
The report contains four sections: 1) how companies make money from pornography; 2) which companies have PACs that make campaign contributions; 3) which Members of Congress receive these contributions; and 4) the quotes of Members of Congress named in the report who have publicly condemned pornography. In addition, an appendix to the report details the contributions made from corporations and executives to Members of Congress. ...Some of the findings of the report: Kansas Senator Sam Brownback - whoConnecticut Senator Joe Lieberman - who has long campaigned against the growing coarseness of our culture—along with renown gambling addict William Bennet, handed out “Silver Sewer” awards to those who made immoral videos, and who has criticized MTV for having porn stars on the air, accepted over $16,000.
equivocates pornography with crack cocaine - accepted $17,000 from porn peddlers.
Cong. Fred Upton, who leads the charge against indecency, accepted over $56,000.
Arizona Senator John McCain, who claimed to be the “anti-porn” presidential candidate in ads that ran prior to the South Carolina primary, pocketed $46,000 from corporations and executives who profit from porn.
It’s cold in Georgia. 70 in Wyoming and 41 here. What’s going on?
Maybe I jinxed us with that daffodil picture! It’s been cold since and is forecast to stay that way through next week. brrr.
UPDATE 3/12/05: The forecast was wrong! 74 and sunny today. I took the dogs to the forest.
Rosie & Wil have blogs
The New York Times had two separate celebrity blog stories on the front page of the Arts section yesterday. This one announces Rosie O’Donnell has a blog, formerlyROSIE. And this one announces Wil Wheaton has a blog, Wil Wheaton dot net.
Oh.My. God. The New York Times. And it’s incredible.
In 1000 words John Schwartz captures and communicates who I am, what I am, where I am, and (most importantly) why I am. I always hope that reporters will understand me, but John grokked me.
I’ve added him to my blogroll.