Friday, May 9, 2008

First Body Armor and Now This!

[Support the Troops] It's hard to imagine sometimes how thinly stretched our military is as far as body armor, health benefits, never ending tours of duty in regions of the world like Iraq and Afghanistan, names familiar to citizens mostly as soundbites being punted around like a political football by presidential hopefuls.

But now it seems a Rep. Paul Broun, R-GA is moving to ban Playboys, Penthouses and other men's magazines from military bases as part of his "Military Honor and Decency Act." Describing them as pornographic and contributing to sexual assaults by military men.

You freakin' kiddin' me!?

I mean I think this is a proposal maybe worth batting around during peace time, but we've got soldiers bogged down on back to back tours in one of the most depressing wars of our modern era and now we're classifying pin ups and penthouse forums as "pornography" and therefore off limits to our soldiers? Nice one, Broun, way to support the troops. (Eric S. Peterson)


  1. Yes, what better way for us to fight against the ultra-prudish, guilt-ridden, fundamentalist enemy than for us to become like them?

    Why not put women soldiers in burquas? That'd cut down on sexual assault. (Brandon Burt)

  2. If anything, these magazines are keeping sexual assault numbers low.

    I can't speak for the other magazines, but Playboy is definitely a liberal magazine in it's editorial content, and I think that might play a part. They're critical of the war and the Bush presidency, and we can't have that in the hands of our troops.


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