Monday, February 28, 2005

The Culture of Half-Life

Via Project For The Old American Century, David Swanson at Rolling Stone has a choice bit on the House approval of Bush's new FCC bill raising the maximum fines for obstreperous behavior on the air to half a million dollars. The fines are now so high that comparisons become absurd:
"If the bill passes the Senate, Bono saying "fucking brilliant" on the air would carry the exact same penalty as illegally testing pesticides on human subjects. And for the price of Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" during the Super Bowl, you could cause the wrongful death of an elderly patient in a nursing home and still have enough money left to create dangerous mishaps at two nuclear reactors."
What would you pay NOW?!?

Kind of gives you a barometer of the worth of a human being in this brave new "Culture of Life" world of George's, doesn't it?

Jesus, times are strange.

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