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Brownback seeks porn crackdown

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Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegationSen. Sam Brownback (R) ![][1][(Agape Press) Brownback Time to Crack Down on Porn Distributors:][2] Not discounting these recent prosecutions and indictments, Senator Brownback believes it is time to ratchet-up the efforts to nail purveyors of porn. "We are seeing some prosecutions of pornography in the country in some areas, particularly on child pornography," says the Republican lawmaker. "But there has been an explosion of pornography across this nation." Brownback says the prosecutions are not keeping up with the growth of pornography, so he is calling for a new investigative commission, similar to the Meece Commission of the 1980s, which examined the negative influences of porn. He wants an examination of how those influences are affecting society today.[(Turkish Press) Warning of refugee influx in China as sanctions mulled on NKorea:][3] US President George W. Bush meanwhile has been asked to work with China to recognize North Korean refugees and for Beijing to formally announce a policy of "non-refoulement." Bush should also work with the United Nations on a "swift and decisive response as well as a unified effort to protect and accept North Korean refugees," said Senator Sam Brownback from Bush's Republican party. "We call on freedom-loving nations around the world, especially the United States, to take every North Korean refugee that legally seeks entry into their country," he said. [(Helsinki Commission) Helsinki Commissioners Express Sorrow, Outrage At the Murder of Prominent Russian Journalist:][4] Helsinki Commission Chairman Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) and Co-Chairman Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ) expressed sorrow and outrage after learning of the killing of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Politkovskaya was found dead after being shot outside of her apartment. "The murder of Ms. Politkovskaya, clearly a contract killing, is a devastating blow to journalism and civil society in Russia - - an incalculable loss," said Brownback. "This murder of one of the most prominent journalists in Russia is a chilling reminder of the fragile façade of political and social stability in Russia. I call on the Russian authorities to conduct an immediate, thorough and transparent investigation of this murder that will find not only those who carried out the attack, but also those who ordered it," added Brownback.Sen. Pat Roberts (R)![][5][(Argus Leader) S.D. native a reluctant figure in Foley scandal:][6] Jeff Trandahl, a Spearfish native and once an aide to former South Dakota Sen. James Abdnor, is sought after by investigators and reporters in an effort to get at the exact timetable when Foley's inappropriate e-mails to congressional pages began. Who knew what and when they knew it still is part of the Washington mystery. Trandahl served as U.S. House Clerk from 1998 to 2005 before resigning to become executive director of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. His clerk's job included responsibility for administering the page program. ... Abdnor says Rep. Virginia Smith, R-Neb., came to him and asked if she could hire Trandahl. So he left his Senate office job in 1987 and later worked for Rep. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas.Rep. Jim Ryun (R)![][7][(The Hill) Doubt is raised about Foley as secret drinker:][8] In one well-reported example, Foley was a co-host of two fundraising events for Ways and Means Committee Republicans that used alcohol as a theme. The "D Street Block Party" took place in the spring of 2005 and 2006 in the homes of Foley and four colleagues who live on the same city block in S.E. Washington, D.C. At the fundraiser on May 18, 2006, Foley served wine to his guests, according to the invitation and reports by The Washington Post and others. Along with Foley, GOP Reps. Chris Chocola (Ind.), Clay Shaw (Fla.) and Nancy Johnson (Conn.) each offered different alcoholic drinks in their homes, while Rep. Jim Ryun (R-Kan.) served coffee and dessert. The mandatory contribution to visit each home during the event was $1,000. [1]: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/fr/thumb/c/c8/Sam_Brownback.jpg/150px-Sam_Brownback.jpg [2]: http://www.wdcmedia.com/newsArticle.php?ID=2023 [3]: http://www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=146122 [4]: http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=74037 [5]: http://roberts.senate.gov/Roberts-020405-18060-080-CFFflipped.jpg [6]: http://www.argusleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061011/COLUMNISTS0102/610110316/1131/COLUMNISTS [7]: http://www.politicsnationwide.com/Photos/166.jpg [8]: http://www.thehill.com/thehill/export/TheHill/News/Frontpage/101106/foley2.html

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ryanjasondesch 8 years, 2 months ago

Why does Sam Brownback hate America so much? I thought the Republicans stood for freedom. I thought THAT was why the terrorists didn't like us, cuz of all our freedom. Cuz ya know, that's what they keep tellin me, but it seems Sam and the terrorists have more in common than I previously thought (eg. religious fanaticism). All the problems going on in the world and here we are worrying about porn, gimmie a break.

oldgoof 8 years, 2 months ago

(You can watch this short educational movie through streaming, or through downloading. Look at the options in the box on the lef-hand side. It is in two parts)

http://www.archive.org/details/Perversi1965

RalphPR 8 years, 2 months ago

These things are all well and good, but what do these things have to do with Kansas, and specifically with Lawrence? I guess I'm confused.

bunnyhawk 8 years, 2 months ago

Does this smack of election season distraction or what???????

Is he going to sponsor this legislation before or after he seizes land from Kansas farmers????

Who votes for these morons anyway?

audvisartist 8 years, 2 months ago

Brownback wants to crack down on porn. Why don't we crack down on people like Foley first?

roger_o_thornhill 8 years, 2 months ago

These guys are all the same. Why not just have one of them vote three times and pocket the salary savings.

Cait McKnelly 8 years, 2 months ago

Y'know the longer I watch Congress and the rest of Capitol Hill the more I'm reminded of ancient Rome (and I DON'T mean the Republic). Satyricon anyone?

oldgoof 8 years, 2 months ago

... A movie for Sam to watch:

 http://www.archive.org/details/Perversi1965

(circa 1965....financed by Charles Keating)

drewdun 8 years, 2 months ago

"We must start a porn crackdown with a crackdown on unaccountable, leftist soft-on-porn judges"

Further proof that right-wingers are CRAZY.

"Soft-on-porn?" Are you serious? I mean, come on - that's just TOO easy.

On a serious note parkay, why don't you, hmmmm, what was it....OH YEAH - WORRY ABOUT YOURSELF AND QUIT TRYING TO CONTROL EVERYONE ELSE. But then again, judging by your posts, you're obviously a fascist, so letting others live as they choose without you moralizing will be a difficult task. I have a suggestion (its actually a repeat) - worry about yourself and quit trying to control everyone.

Its people like you that are destroying the country.

roger_o_thornhill 8 years, 2 months ago

What about Brownback watching porn in Cracktown? Oh, I think I misread the headline.

Richard Heckler 8 years, 2 months ago

Brownback need no further than Washington D.C. where there is a variety of porn such as the current white house tenant.

In the meantime how about this for a topic:

http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2001/0301miller.html

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