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    More silly legislation; banning Playboy sales on military bases

    Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga wants to ban the sale of Playboy and Penthouse on military bases.

    “Allowing sale of pornography on military bases has harmed military men and women by escalating the number of violent, sexual crimes, feeding a base addiction, eroding the family as the primary building block of society, and denigrating the moral standing of our troops both here and abroad,” Broun said.

    Broun said he wants to bring the Defense Department into compliance with the intent of the 1997 law “so that taxpayers will not be footing the costs of distributing pornography.”

    Except taxpayers aren't actually funding it:

    Exchange officials noted that tax dollars are not used to procure magazines in the system’s largely self-funded operations.

    Which triggered this stunner from Broun's office:

    But Broun’s spokesman John Kennedy contended that taxpayer dollars are involved — “used to pay military salaries, so taxpayer money is, in effect, being used to buy these materials,” he said.

    That line of argument would open up all sorts of other possibilities.

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    Re: More silly legislation; banning Playboy on military bases

    Yep. Somebody from Georgia called the kettle black.


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    Re: More silly legislation; banning Playboy sales on military bases

    Ha Ha Ha ... that is good stuff. He should be more worried about the female GI's/contractors that are turning tricks on base.



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    Re: More silly legislation; banning Playboy sales on military bases

    Randy Marsh: (not going to type this part, use your imagination) you can't exactly go back to Playboy!

    I didn't even know Playboy was considered pornography.



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    Re: More silly legislation; banning Playboy sales on military bases

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneDaddy View Post
    Ha Ha Ha ... that is good stuff. He should be more worried about the female GI's/contractors that are turning tricks on base.
    Ummm... I thought that was one of those "little secrets" that wasn't exactly common knowledge.

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    Re: More silly legislation; banning Playboy sales on military bases

    The best Little warehouse in Georgia.


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    Re: More silly legislation; banning Playboy sales on military bases

    actually it would prob be a smart thing since your not alloud to have any type of nude material while on duty so really whats the point of it being at the px


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    Re: More silly legislation; banning Playboy sales on military bases

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
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    Which triggered this stunner from Broun's office:

    But Broun’s spokesman John Kennedy contended that taxpayer dollars are involved — “used to pay military salaries, so taxpayer money is, in effect, being used to buy these materials,” he said.

    That line of argument would open up all sorts of other possibilities.
    So he considers their money welfare, or what? Guess what Mr. Broun? Compared to you, their money is earned, and your pay is welfare. I'd much rather find out how you spend your money.



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    Re: More silly legislation; banning Playboy sales on military bases

    Right, it's the Playboy magazines tearing familys apart... NOT THE FACT THAT THEY ARE SEPERATED BY THOUSANDS OF MILES AND ATLEAST ONE OCEAN.

    Even if they aren't in Iraq they can't always be with their family like a normal person could...

    Waste of time legislation, how about fixing some real problems?


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    Re: More silly legislation; banning Playboy sales on military bases

    I am offended that the only option for our men and women in uniform to "comfort" themselves is through Playboy. First of all it sexist. Second of all they need some internet access. Why we insist on legislating a young man or woman's time in a fox hole I will never understand. Until all American citizens are required to serve, the rules should be on a sliding scale. I guarngawddamntee you that congreessman's son/daughter is buying or providing porn in some form or another oin his=taxpayers dime in some form or another. We can condemn soldiers and their mistakes but I refuse to judge them.



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    Re: More silly legislation; banning Playboy sales on military bases

    Thank you enginerd,
    about time someone says that. i feel that all politicians should serve some time in the military. i also heard, but could hardly believe that one of the small unknown candidate for president a while back was calling for every male out of high school to go to basic traning and your advanced training about 2 years before college. He felt that this would provide tons of attributes for the men and would make them well rounded people. These two years would be with the army but you wouldn't be enlisted. so you basically go out and learn and do an army job for 2 years on a base and then decide whether you want to continue or not. He also stated that this would incase of immediate need of troops help us since these people would have experience and knowledge in the army



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    Re: More silly legislation; banning Playboy sales on military bases

    Most importantly, required service would also give us all a much more vested decision on what conflicts/wars we decide to engage and support.

    On a side note, I also believe that in order to be eiligible for your drivers license you should log a required number of service hours on adopt a highway. Yeah, I know, a sidetrack but as a environmental steward and constitutional conservative I take my opportunities to appeal to the blood leaking from the other side's hypocritical heart.

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    Re: More silly legislation; banning Playboy sales on military bases

    You know, the military has become "dumbed down" to the extent that you can screw up and kill people in combat or training through incompetence, just fail to accomplish the mission, tell the boss to take a flying leap, and nothing will happen to you. You can even impregnate a lower enlisted soldier. I've seen senior enlisted and officers do all this, since 2003, and basically walk away with zero consequences. (This is not the way things used to be done, as late as 2001-2002.)

    But if you get caught surfing porn, you are O-U-T. Kiss of death. Lots and lots of time and energy go into attempting to keep soldiers from seeing a depiction of the nude human form or sexually explicit material.


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    Re: More silly legislation; banning Playboy sales on military bases

    So if soldiers salarys should not be used to buy pr0n, what about his salary? It is coming from the same source!


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