Not atheism related.
It just pisses me off.
Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL) is one of the supporters of a bill that would “close loopholes in the prohibition on the sale or rental of sexually explicit material on military installations.”
In other words, he wants to legislate what our troops are allowed to read.
No nudity would be allowed. Specifically:
The term ‘nudity’ means human genitals, pubic area, anus, anal cleft, or any part of the female breast below a horizontal line across the top of the areola with less than an opaque covering but does not include the exposure of the cleavage of the female breast exhibited by a dress, blouse, bathing suit, or other apparel.
That’s porntastically specific… and anal cleft = coin slot. I did not know that…
Anyway, this bill — the “Military Honor and Decency Act” — is being opposed by Roskam’s Democratic opponent, Jill Morgenthaler. Morgenthaler has actually served in the military, which should count for something in this case:
“I find it offensive, having served with the young men and women in Iraq, said Morgenthaler, a retired colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves. “Every day we trust them to make decisions. This bill says we don’t trust them to choose their own magazines or movies.”
I’m not in Roskam’s district but if this is the $#!& he spends his time worrying about, his opponent’s looking pretty good. Then again, his 2006 opponent Tammy Duckworth was a stronger candidate as well but lost a heartbreakingly close vote. Maybe Barack Obama’s name on the ballot will bring out more Democrats to the voting booth this time around and get this guy out of office.