I was going to refrain from discussing ‘nipplegate’ until thekitty pointed me to this depressing article: Tenn. Woman Files Suit over Super Bowl. Two quotes:
“As a direct and proximate result of the broadcast of the acts, (Carlin) and millions of others saw the acts and were caused to suffer outrage, anger, embarrassment and serious injury,” the lawsuit says.
Carlin’s lawsuit seeks billions of dollars in compensatory and punitive damages.
Outrage, anger and embarrassment – are they litigation material? If they were I would say that half of the population of the states would start a class action lawsuit against the supreme court for allowing Bush to expose his nipplegate. And injury? Did this woman get whiplash from the shock of seeing a sinful breast exposed? The shame of it all!
The second quote though, that’s the one that makes me very sad. Billions of dollars in compensatory and punative damages – not only does this expose that absolute lack of relevance that the judiciary process holds in the U.S. right now but also the blind, opportunistic greed that it’s faithful alcolytes worship. Overhaul is needed, before it’s too late.
You vote on it’s quality with a link. Incubus’s Megalomaniac has been getting a lot of air time on the radio up here in Canada. You gotta love the fact that these guys have vocalized what so many of us our feeling. It’s strange but it really feels like this upcoming election in November is one of those critical moments in history – where the fate of a country and the world rests in the vote of every American. So go out there and vote! Spread the word! If there should ever be an election with a high turnout it should be this one.
Politics, politics, politics. This is definately going to be the year of internet political debates. Well, at least we’re not talking about people. It gets hard to only come up with ideas all the time…