ISN'T IT IRONIC  12:47 pm June 28, 2011

SCOTUS Upholds ‘Violence OK’/'Porn Not OK’ Free Speech Rule For Kids

by Kirsten Boyd Johnson

But both of these kind of turn me on!Your SCOTUS has been hard at work striking down a California law banning the sale of violent video games to children, because Free Speech. Hurray for the First Amendment! Children still may not buy the nudie magazines, GOD FORBID, but it is their First Amendment right to blow up, mow down, run over, dismember, stab or sexually assault an imaginary human being on a teevee screen, for freedom.

In a 7-2 ruling, the justices deemed that violent video games “communicate ideas” like plays, books and movies (but not porn movies, their crappy plots do not count), and thus deserve protection. Okay, sure. Whatever. We do not hate violent video games or really even care about them, but there is a certain amount of irony in the idea that America is allowed to protect the kiddies from the scourge of bare boobies and not from extremely violent images.

From the NYT:

Justice [Antonin] Scalia rejected the suggestion that depictions of violence are subject to regulation as obscenity. “Because speech about violence is not obscene,” he wrote, “it is of no consequence that California’s statute mimics the New York statute regulating obscenity-for-minors that we upheld in” the Ginsberg decision.

Here is what the majority opinion wrote in the Ginsberg v. New York case Scalia is writing about, which upheld a statute prohibiting the sale of “girlie” magazines to minors:

(b) Constitutional interpretation has consistently recognized that the parents’ claim to authority in the rearing of their children is basic in our society, and the legislature could properly conclude that those primarily responsible for children’s wellbeing are entitled to the support of laws designed to aid discharge of that responsibility.

“Legal support for parents’ claim to authority” only applies when there are naked ladies, everyone got that? Wait, unless the naked ladies are being beaten to death in video games? What happens then!? Eh, she was probably asking for it. [NYT]

 

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{ 154 comments }

Madfall June 28, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Violence is clearly more natural than sexuality and I'll punch anyone who says otherwise.

tessiee June 29, 2011 at 8:27 am

Don't you mean that you'll choke anyone who disagrees with you?
Oh, sorry, that's Judge Prosser.
My bad.

MrFizzy June 29, 2011 at 9:03 am

But first, a massage.

nounverb911 June 28, 2011 at 12:49 pm

So the new video game "SCOTUS Death 2012" is okay by them?

LouBristol June 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm

WI Justice Prosser is interested. Is there a newsletter he can subscribe to?

WunkRocker June 28, 2011 at 1:27 pm

If you can't have a game wherein you poop in Pat Robertson's mouth and then fist him with the stigmata, why bother. Some "freedoms." You know who else liked to limit fecal fetish fisting games?

Sparky_McGruff June 28, 2011 at 2:48 pm
genxr June 28, 2011 at 1:44 pm

As long as we don't have to see them naked.

Sparky_McGruff June 28, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Those aren't cross-hairs, they're surveyor's marks.

poncho_pilot June 28, 2011 at 2:57 pm

i thought there already was a game about killing SCOTUS. half life, resident evil, leisure suit larry, one of those…

muthalovin June 28, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Yeah, but can you get gay-married in a vidja game?

Native_of_SL_UT June 28, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Um, Dragon Age and Fable allow like that kind of stuff.
But of course, that's why those civilizations collapsed.

RoboGuppy June 28, 2011 at 12:52 pm

In writing for the majority, Justice Clarence Thomas said "Where da white wimmens at??"

Doktor Zoom June 28, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Actually, Thomas voted to uphold the law. He's just not all that into speech anyway.

SorosBot June 28, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Nope; Thomas' dissent argued that minors have no rights; the First Amendment doesn't apply until you hit 18.

RoboGuppy June 28, 2011 at 1:11 pm

You are correct. I will get a new fact-checker

tessiee June 29, 2011 at 8:29 am

In writing for the majority, Justice Clarence Thomas said "Where da white wimmens at??"

Which is pretty amazing, since he's never seen "Blazing Saddles".

loulouroo June 28, 2011 at 12:52 pm

I'm so confused! Is okay for my 7 year olds to kill hookers AFTER getting a bj in Vice City or not?? Or can they only do it BEFORE the bj?? What's a mother to do?

Clancy_Pants June 28, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Ok? Maybe not. But it is worth hundreds of points on Grand Theft Auto IV.

Madfall June 28, 2011 at 12:58 pm

They're called dollars, it isn't pac-man :(

riverside68 June 28, 2011 at 12:59 pm

No T or A or full frontal, and it's all good.

Bigger than Rod June 28, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Lemme channel my inner Sciatica…hmm, if it's a forced beej it's okay! Then afterwards he can kill and take her money.

DaRooster June 28, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Wait until after… then you get the cash back… wein wein…

tessiee June 29, 2011 at 8:34 am

"Is okay for my 7 year olds to kill hookers AFTER getting a bj in Vice City or not?? Or can they only do it BEFORE the bj??"

I've never played this game, but my recommendation would be after; if you kill her first, the BJ isn't going to be very good.

loulouroo June 29, 2011 at 10:10 am

I don't know, did you see High Tension?

BaldarTFlagass June 28, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Didn’t they have a violence/car theft game a few years back where you could stop off and shag a prostitute? Sex AND violence, the best of both worlds.

Radiotherapy® June 28, 2011 at 12:52 pm

And then he choked Ginsberg.

Come here a minute June 28, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Is that what they're calling it these days? I've heard of "choking the chicken" but never "choking Ginsberg". Crazy kids!

AnHarmonica June 29, 2011 at 2:18 am

Aw no this ain't Wisconsin!

samsuncle June 28, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Call me a pussy but I'll take porn over violence any day.

LetUsBray June 28, 2011 at 1:37 pm

You just can't be called a Reel Amurkin in that case.

PsycWench June 28, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Give me the number; I'll call her for ya.

Monsieur_Grumpe June 28, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Yeah Uncle, me too, I'm so ashamed.

horsedreamer_1 June 28, 2011 at 3:02 pm

There's no sex in your violence. There's no sex in your violence.

– Gavin Rossdale

Clancy_Pants June 28, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Wonder where they stand on violent porn?

SexySmurf June 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Coming soon to the Wii: Donkey Kong Punch.

hagajim June 28, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Probably OK, as long as the violence exceeds the porn.

horsedreamer_1 June 28, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Tell that to Paul Little/"Max Hardcore".

Lionel[redacted]Esq June 28, 2011 at 1:22 pm

If you are a female clerk at the Court, Justice Thomas will be happy to give you a two hour talk about his violent porn collection. It's all good as long as you don't still live with your parents.

KenLayIsAlive June 28, 2011 at 6:46 pm

You can't earn respect if you show people porn without the violence. It's why Clarence Thomas has a lifelong appointment to the SCOTUS, and Alvin Greene is just another unemployed daoist.

Doktor Zoom June 28, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Let me try that again…

Wonder where they stand on violent porn?

Wherever their feet won't get sticky.

SayItWithWookies June 28, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Uh — yay Sparta?

nounverb911 June 28, 2011 at 12:53 pm

It's back to the shelf for the new "Debbie Does Scalia" game.

weejee June 28, 2011 at 12:53 pm

The Nation has a Scalia on its ass. Since it's there for life, can doG come down and lance this boil?

Come here a minute June 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm

As they say in the SCOTUS, keep fucking shooting that chicken!

RoboGuppy June 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Justice Potter Stewart said (paraphrasing) "I don't know what obscenity is, but I know it when I see it" Well, I've seen Ginnie Thomas.

Lascauxcaveman June 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Lenny Bruce may have been the first to publicly observe the irony in the porn vs. violence in entertainment thing.

Something along the lines of "You can't watch a film of two people making sweet, sweet love, but watching a movie of Christ getting brutally murdered, that's OK."

BerkeleyBear June 28, 2011 at 2:13 pm

And now, because of parental/trapped audience concerns, you can't say fuck on radio or broadcast TV, and movie theaters can restrict who sees but little Timmy can take his lawnmowing money and buy GTA killemall and play until his mind melts. Sweet!

bagofmice June 28, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Scourging as recorded by a wife-beating jew-hater. It's family values.

BaldarTFlagass June 28, 2011 at 12:58 pm

So, back to the 90s here in the comments section, eh?

Barrelhse June 28, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Why do they expect to be taken seriously, let alone respected.? The SCOTUS is mockery of justice and a parody of itself.

LetUsBray June 28, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Why do they have to be respected or even taken seriously when there is no accountability over them? Theoretically congress has the power to impeach them, but until one of them is caught lying about a bj, it'll never happen.

baconzgood June 28, 2011 at 12:59 pm

If God wanted us to see a vagina up close we would have been born that way.

deanbooth June 28, 2011 at 3:54 pm

The Great Wall of Vagina (Arty, but probably NSFW)

LettucePrey June 28, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Yay! Now kids can buy Duke Nukem Forever, instead of being forced to pirate it from BitTorrent like everyone else.

orygoon June 28, 2011 at 1:00 pm

One more way to not be like Europe.

Bigger than Rod June 28, 2011 at 1:00 pm

You gotta have some sort of relief if you're not having any disgusting 'sex' stuff.

freakishlywrong June 28, 2011 at 1:00 pm

So I guess as long as those naked ladies aren't working at Wal-Mart, exploit away!

Toomush_Infer June 28, 2011 at 1:00 pm

So sex isn't violence../? Is this part of the Nancy "Just Say No" dictum…?

Steverino247 June 28, 2011 at 1:00 pm

I know a war crime when I see one.

OkieDokieDog June 28, 2011 at 1:02 pm

It's our God-given right to kill hookers, browns and blacks in video games. USA! USA!

Fukui_sanYesOta June 28, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Discharging firearms into the heads of women in games = GOOD, FREE SPEECH

Discharging your love gun = OMG OBSCENITY

Mumbletypeg June 28, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Way to navigate that slippery slope of supply & demand id and ego, Scalia.
On the one hand regarding the proliferation of blood & violence from a detached, "That would never be me" loft in his solipsist mind "but so be it for others."
And from the other, darker, untapped corner in that realm, regarding sexxxytime-n-more — entertained by *many* others — with a scintilla of remorse bleeding through: "That can never be me."
And so be it prohibited, on the books anyway, for all others.

simplyblue7 June 28, 2011 at 1:03 pm

so daddy's stash of dirty magazines is unconstitutional???

MissusBarry June 28, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Only for a teenage daddy. Wait?!?

baconzgood June 28, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Instead of creating a game, which takes alot of time, just monitor theblaze.cum.

freakishlywrong June 28, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Fine minds and all..

freakishlywrong June 28, 2011 at 1:03 pm

S'funny. But doesn't Beck play that one every day on the teevee?

fuflans June 28, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Because speech about violence is not obscene

violence is as 'murkin as ringin those bells and firin those warning shots.

fuflans June 28, 2011 at 1:04 pm

somewhere, ginny thomas is drunk dialling in celebration.

LettucePrey June 28, 2011 at 1:04 pm

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots, tyrants, and Marcus Fenix.

Weenus299 June 28, 2011 at 1:07 pm

NEVER with semen. Fuckish.

hagajim June 28, 2011 at 1:05 pm

As a First Amendment proponent I say YAY. As a proponent of Democracy I say BOO to the ruling that gave corporations free speech rights. However, it's nice to see in a SCOTUS opinion that killing shit has more freedumb than screwing chicks! What a fucked up society.

Radiotherapy® June 28, 2011 at 1:07 pm

I can just see some well-fed little gamer sitting on a couch and upon seeing this news exclaiming:
"The Supreme Court Rules!!1! Fuck Yeah."

MrFizzy June 28, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Scalia gets a boner watching cops get killed, and vomits when he sees naked women. What's the problem?

tessiee June 29, 2011 at 8:42 am

That seems quite fair, since women vomit when they see naked Scalia.

MrFizzy June 29, 2011 at 9:02 am

I don't disagree, but please do us all a favor and don't put the words naked and Scalia next to each other in a sentence. I believe in free speech, but there must be limits in civil society.

Doktor Zoom June 28, 2011 at 1:15 pm

As I said yesterday, one of the very few things I respect about Scalia: he's pretty much a First Amendment absolutist,* and the excerpts of his majority opinion that Nina Totenberg read on NPR sounded like they could have been drafted at ACLU headquarters.

On the other hand, I don't think anyone is harmed by detailed pornographic fantasies about Nina Totenberg, Sylvia Poggioli, Sarah Vowell, and other silver-voiced NPR correspondents, either. My further thoughts on this matter are available for a nominal fee at <a href="http://www.hotnerdyNPRwomen.com” target=”_blank”>www.hotnerdyNPRwomen.com

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*Which I think he applies perversely in the notion that corporate money is "speech."

V572 [SSAN] June 28, 2011 at 1:42 pm

I like the Indian ladies with their oh-so-exquisite BBC-style elocution. Can't find any in the current list, but they'll be back.

mumbly_joe June 28, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Honestly, the whole "corporate money as speech" thing isn't nearly as perverse as the ruling on Arizona's campaign finance law, which seems to explicitly say that it's "speech", but it only has value as speech if other people don't have as much of it. In other words, the government is "suppressing" speech by ensuring everyone has a platform for their speech.

Umm, no, that's not how actual speech works. Hell, it's not even really how money works.

Doktor Zoom June 28, 2011 at 1:59 pm

I believe the relevant phrase is "I've got this thing, and it's fucking golden." Corrupt when it's one guy saying that, but All-American when it's raised to the level of an institution.

horsedreamer_1 June 28, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Sounds like the groundwork being laid to end Net Neutrality.

Gratuitous World June 28, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Lawjammin'

Andrew Drinker June 28, 2011 at 1:17 pm
ifthethunderdontgetya June 28, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Do I have a free speech right to chant for an aneurysm or myocardial infarction (or both) for Justice Fat Tony Scalia?

P.S. How about burning incense, also?
~

riverside68 June 28, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Welcome to the new Compelling State Interest, same as the old Compelling State Interest.

widestanceroman June 28, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Guns don't kill people, or make them want to kill people, but nekkit titties, despite their intended purpose of nourishing sacred post-fetal life, will tear the fabric of society to shreads.

Make a note of it for future reference, kids.

V572 [SSAN] June 28, 2011 at 1:23 pm

If SCOTUS had done a better job of protecting the younger me from the scourge of bare boobs, I'd have been even hungrier to see them and touch them and kiss them than I already am.

Whereas my appetite for violence, being so readily sated by the teevee fare of my youth, is quite modest.

Doktor Zoom June 28, 2011 at 1:24 pm

I dunno, considering that Ben Metcalf is still a free man…

AlaskaGrrl June 28, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Scalia is just insuring a continuous supply of warrior drones for our endless wars and need for the private prison corporations.

Lionel[redacted]Esq June 28, 2011 at 1:26 pm

I'm still at a loss. If I'm at the local Pizza Joint, and they still have video games, can I masturbate while playing as long as it is a violent game?

Buzz Feedback June 28, 2011 at 1:27 pm

10 cents for "Spotlight?" I smell a bargain.

DaRooster June 28, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Pornos all end the same and we know how that is… *splooge*. Whereas video games can be different each time.

DaRooster June 28, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Like ointment?

Madfall June 28, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Yeah, spread thin to soothe itching.

Beowoof June 28, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Killing for freedumb, healthy and encouraged, sexing for fun, you will burn in hell. It all makes sense now.

V572 [SSAN] June 28, 2011 at 1:38 pm

People watch football because they want to see violence. When they get sex (assuming you consider a near-subliminal glimpse of a 40-year-old woman's breast "sex") instead, it upsets them. Is that so hard to understand?

Plus the cheerleaders filed a union grievance against Janet. This is their turf.

Fare la Volpe June 28, 2011 at 1:39 pm

The reasoning is simple:

Looking at ladies with their pillowy parts and boobies and lips in strange places makes little boys want to become women, thus turning them into The Gay.

Looking at men with rippling muscles blasting giant guns from their crotches and splattering all over men's faces makes little boys hella-uber-fucking manly, and thus not The Gay.

tessiee June 29, 2011 at 8:46 am

"You kissed a girl? That is SO GAY!!" — Jimbo Jones

V572 [SSAN] June 28, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Jefferson was a tad indiscriminate in his pecadilloes as well.

Madfall June 28, 2011 at 1:39 pm

If you want a fisting there's no need to be so coy, I'm sure I can come up with some contacts for you!

FlownOver June 28, 2011 at 1:41 pm

This could really affect all subsequent attempts to play MFK. Thanks, Nino.

El Pinche June 28, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Neocon SCOTUS prefers wanking to violent war games…no big surprise there.

ttommyunger June 28, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Blood Libel, fer sure and fer real, and lots of it.

DaRooster June 28, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Bukaki Libel?

ttommyunger June 28, 2011 at 11:53 pm

I'm so old, stupid and out of touch I don't know what that means, but so's I don't let on, I'm sayin' Hell Yeah!

V572 [SSAN] June 28, 2011 at 1:45 pm

I wonder how the Supremes feel about the Katy Perry video where she's jizzing great gouts of aerosol semen out of her boobs? Kinda makes you feel funny down there, doesn't it?

Doktor Zoom June 28, 2011 at 1:46 pm

The Wired review has some fun lines: "the poorly designed site appears to be nothing more than the project of second-rate coders who share a sense of political humor (and an obvious attraction to Michelle Malkin). "

Politics aside, it sounds like a perfectly dreadful game, just on the level of gameplay.

mumbly_joe June 28, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Speaking of the Wired review, what ever happened to that Bush game they said they were going to make? You know, the one that proves they "detest democrats and republicans alike", and that would get them "attacked as anti-republican"?

I dunno, must have gotten held up in development, what with all the production values and technological hurdles. I mean, either that, or they're a bunch of right-wing glibertarians, and that's just *crazy talk*, really.

donner_froh June 28, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Death wins another round in the Love and Death in the American video game

DaRooster June 28, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Scalia… I'm planning a Luau… how do you feel about laying in the ground for about 6-8 hours…

mavenmaven June 28, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Once again, our Taiwanese friends at NMA get it right: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qGk7D2XNe4&fe

AJWjr. June 28, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Bring on Rollerball, I say.

BaldarTFlagass June 28, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Violence vs sex: I've never shot or stabbed or strangled myself, but on the other, uh, hand…

Angry_Marmot June 29, 2011 at 6:13 am

Keep chokin' that chicken!

Sue4466 June 28, 2011 at 1:58 pm

These decisions actually make a lot of sense. Kids need to be inured to violence so they can grow up and fight in our endless wars and, thereby keep the cash flowing to the military industrial complex. And, they have to be taught sex is shameful and taboo to twist them up enough that sex can then be used to market products to keep the cash flowing to the other corps. That's called a win-win.

Pithaughn June 28, 2011 at 2:32 pm

That is what I wanted to say but I don't have your fluency. Which is disappointing because I didn't just kiss the blarney stone, I gave a good 5 second tongue to the tonsils effort.

DonnyKerabotsos June 28, 2011 at 1:59 pm

My–ahem–research– has shown that porn is widely available for free (socialism) and therefore must be restricted, whereas violent games must be purchased or stolen (capitalism), and therefore should be encouraged, preferably with tax cuts.

Here endeth the lesson.

SorosBot June 28, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Oh, a lot of the kids know how to get their violent games for free too.

AJWjr. June 28, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Rule 34 has existed since the dawn of civilization.

Limeylizzie June 28, 2011 at 2:09 pm

That person on the left looks rather like me, when I am trying to attract MrLimeylizzie's attention.

BaldarTFlagass June 28, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Dang, and you just changed your avatar.

HistoriCat June 28, 2011 at 2:20 pm

"Trying to" attract his attention? Please tell me it works every time!

proudgrampa June 28, 2011 at 2:55 pm

So, does this "pretzel sex" work for you and MrLimey, Lizzie?

Limeylizzie June 28, 2011 at 3:07 pm

It's not necessarily sexual, I do it clothed or naked just if I am trying to get my way-it tends to work.

Monsieur_Grumpe June 28, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Please explain to me. I'm kind of slow I guess.

proudgrampa June 28, 2011 at 2:15 pm

So I can still play "Bejeweled" and "MYST," right?

proudgrampa June 28, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Whatinhell is wrong with the "SPOT" girl?

BaldarTFlagass June 28, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Absolutely nothing, that I can see. Is that a trick question?

ifthethunderdontgetya June 28, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Not necessarily pr0n

(But still pretty funny…give it at least 50 seconds.)
~

BlueStateLibel June 28, 2011 at 2:21 pm

This makes about as much sense as Palin's understanding of U.S. history or whatever bizarre, random thing Michelle Bachman has recently said.

mourningnmerica June 28, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Good one.

mourningnmerica June 28, 2011 at 2:26 pm

The Republican Party has packed the Supreme Court with goons. Corporate lackeys. Narcissists. Sociopaths. They are pulling the country down around us. Dismantling 200+ years of Democracy. God, half the country thinks all of this is OK. We are so over.

proudgrampa June 28, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Could not agree more, Mourning.

We ARE freakin' doomed.

WhatTheHolyHeck June 28, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Or, as my (creepy) Da used to say: Kiss a woman's breast, and it's rated X. Stab her in the breast and it's rated R.

SorosBot June 28, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Today's kids don't know how good they've got it, with all their free porn on the internet; in my day we had to make do with looking through National Geographic, or get really lucky when some kid would find a discarded porn mag in the park.

HateMachine June 28, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Man, I tell you. Those damn youths of today: http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2008/5/7/

Fare la Volpe June 28, 2011 at 2:47 pm

In the original, two men or two women could only "Move In" together.

By contrast, straight people could "Propose Marriage" to as many Sims as they liked, turning the game into the Mormon edition of Second Life, only with more naked fox dicks.

horsedreamer_1 June 28, 2011 at 3:01 pm

SimCity: BoisTown was awesome.

MissusBarry June 28, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Hmmm. Seeing violence never made me want to commit acts of violence. Seeing images of sexytime (or reading about sexytime or anything remotely sexytime-esque) always made me want sexytime. Same holds true, now. Of course, when I was a kid, sexytime was far less demonized and valid information about having sexytime fun while avoiding getting preggers or getting an STD was provided throughout my public-socialist education, from 5th grade on. I guess I just don't understand why this country has such a hangup about getting laid, these days. Maybe some fapping will cheer me up. Also, too, snark fail.

Pres[EXTERMINATE!!] June 28, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Did someone give Scalia a $15,000 bust of Nolan Bushnell?

Jukesgrrl June 28, 2011 at 3:59 pm

How many pornographic games did they have to play before coming to this momentous decision?

What … they're STILL playing?

Jukesgrrl June 28, 2011 at 4:02 pm

And if the movie's in French with subtitles, it's an automatic X, right?

Swampgas_Man June 28, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Kiss a tit = X rated
shoot it off = PG 13

Eve8Apples June 28, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Picture of man fuckin' woman = bad for kids.
Game depicting man beatin' woman with a baseball bat after choking her and stabbing her = Celebration of the First Amendment. USA! USA!

littlebigdaddy June 28, 2011 at 4:53 pm

So the majority opinion was written left-handed?

GregComlish June 28, 2011 at 5:03 pm

As long as the sex isn't consensual then you can count it as violence.

JackObin June 28, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Antonin Scalia's brain has been destroyed by Catholicism and diaper sniffing.

MissusBarry June 28, 2011 at 5:39 pm

SorosBot, you know you're kinda my hero, right?

SorosBot June 28, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Why, thank you, and blush.

DahBoner June 28, 2011 at 6:38 pm

"it is their First Amendment right to blow up, mow down, run over, dismember, stab or sexually assault an imaginary human being on a teevee screen"

But can't see tits, boobs, jugs, airbags, baby feeders, bazoomas, boulders, cans, chesticles, cupcakes, flapdoodles, goombas, headlights, honkers, hooters, knockers, mammaries, melons, milkshakes, palookas, pillows, sweater puppies, rack, tatas, or yazoos…

mourningnmerica June 28, 2011 at 10:46 pm

From now on, just to piss him off we should refer him as "Tony Wad" Scalia.

tessiee June 29, 2011 at 8:40 am

"Corporate Profits are the new compelling state interest. "

Have to disagree with you there, Baby.
Something that's been running the show for at least 30 years cannot fairly be called "new".

ShaveTheWhales July 1, 2011 at 3:44 am

Ya know, I'm beginning to think that these brilliant jurists on the SCOTUS are maybe not so totally brilliant.

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