Sex scenes on TV nearly double; Senator upset; TV programming still sucks

Before another one of my colleagues can get a word in edgewise, I thought I'd continue talking about American politics. Who do you think this quote refers to:

Sen. X, who participated in a panel discussion in Washington where the Kaiser Family Foundation study was released, warned that the TV industry is ignoring parental concerns "at their own peril.''

If the industry "fails to act -- if it fails to give parents advanced controls and new choices -- Congress will,'' X said.

If you guessed a Republican, think again. As further evidence that the line between Statist Party #1 and Statist Party #2 is meaningless, this came from a Democrat. And not from someone like cranky ex-Klansman Robert Byrd or snowball's-chance-in-hell-of-becoming-president Hillary Clinton. It came from Barack Obama, the rising young star of the Democratic Party.

You can read the full article here. If you notice, later in the article Obama says that, well, he's not for censorship, but others are, see. There's nothing he can do. He supports 'voluntary' self-restrictions. It's those other guys who aren't concerned with the First Amendment.

Fox Networks Group president and chief executive Tony Vinciquerra points out that parents already have the option to use the V-chip that's required to be built into all TVs to block offensive programming. Remember how that was going to solve our obscene TV problems? Bang-up job again, Congress.

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Man, I remember how the

Man, I remember how the conservative talk radio folks complained that the young, "hip" Barak Obama was being held in such high esteem, getting massive press coverage, while an equally young (and good looking?), up and coming Republican Congressman fella of Indian origin named Bobby Jindal, from Louisiana, was being overlooked. Turns out they're getting the same kind of politics from Obama that they expected from Jindal. Little difference between party 1 and party 2? I hear ya on that.