VIRGINIA: GOP Reps Intro $20 Porn Watching Fee

The Associated Press reports:

Lawmakers in Virginia want to charge people $20 in order to watch online porn and other content the state deems obscene. Lawmakers say the $20 will be used to help combat human trafficking.

Virginia House Bill No. 1592, known as “The Human Trafficking Prevention Act” was introduced Jan. 19 and proposes making it, “unlawful for any person to distribute or sell any product that makes content accessible on the Internet unless the product possesses an operating digital content blocking capability that renders obscene content, including obscene items, obscene performances, or obscene exhibitions, inaccessible.”

In order to get “obscene content” unlocked, people in Virginia would have to pay $20 to the Virginia Prevention of Human Trafficking Victim Fund. The bill does not identify if the $20 would be a one-time fee or an annual fee. The bill has not been voted on yet. The bill also does not explain how the funds will be used to battle human trafficking.

The bill was introduced in the Virginia House by Del. Dave LaRock and its sole sponsor in the Senate (so far) is whackadoodle Dick Black [photo], who is a regular on the LaRouchePAC YouTube channel and who was rather famously endorsed by the Russian state media outlet RT.

Black has introduced a number of loony bills, including a response to Columbine that would force students to address all teachers as “Ma’am” or “Sir.” He’s also opposed a bill on marital rape, saying it’s impossible to convict a husband when “he’s sleeping in the same bed, she’s in a nightie, and so forth.”

And of course, Black has opposed every LGBT civil rights issue, comparing homosexuality to incest and polygamy, the latter of which he says is at least more natural. Black’s Wikipedia page is cavalcade of clown car crackpottery.

  • Michael R
    • Bluto

      yeah that was fuckin’ brilliant.

      • David in Tucson

        Just like abstinence being effective birth control, too.

        • shellback

          It is effective. Ask Bristol Pa… oops. My bad.

  • 1980Gardener

    So this would be like a “sin” tax on alcohol or cigarettes?

  • #DJTK5F

    Tax televangelists and churches (jeebus-porn).

    • kareemachan

      jeebus does dallas?

  • Todd20036

    How much you want to bet a bunch of red state republicans will vote against this?

    And what’s this crap about “what the state deems obscene”? We’re in Russia now?

    You thin Alex Jones will explode trying to justify this shit from his own party?

    Wait, that may be a silver lining.

    • SkokieGuy

      Materials about safe and effective contraception or breast self exams would no doubt be obscene.

  • sfmike64

    “cavalcade of clown car crackpottery”

    Joe you’re my wordsmithing hero. 🙂

    Can anyone say this 10 times fast?

    • Todd20036

      THIS 10 TIMES FAST
      THIS 10 TIMES FAST
      THIS 10 TIMES FAST…
      easy peasy…

      • Rambie

        Todd you snarky ass. 😉😁🥂

        • ThrowAway98761

          Todd is short for toddler, evidently 😆

  • Christopher

    I wonder who will be deciding what is obscene or not?

  • penpal

    How are broke straight guys supposed to beat off to photos of our First Lady if this goes into effect?

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)
    • Todd20036

      Wow. If Mrs. Trump fucked Pepe…

      • Boreal

        She kinda did.

      • Reality.Bites

        Whaddayamean “if?”

      • edrex

        pretty sure she did.

  • sdnative1958

    Will there be a rider making the lawmakers exempt? I mean, you know…for research purposes.

  • Bluto
  • Leo
  • juanjo54

    I have an idea that there will be a few constitutional objections to this bill.

  • Boreal

    Looks like VA will become less purple and more blue.

    • edrex

      either that, or their balls will.

    • Taylor Bixler

      Gerrymandering will limit that shift to some extent, and did last year in the house of delegates, until that gets addressed.

  • PickyPecker
  • Uncle Mark

    How to compile a blackmail list for fun & profit

  • Reality.Bites

    It’s not how I’d do it, but I’m glad someone’s introduced a bill to bankrupt the Catholic Church

  • Prost Seattle

    I want to see his browser history.

    • Bad Tom

      I’m glad you’re willing to take one for the team.

      • Prost Seattle

        Let me revisit that….

    • perversatile

      I can’t help
      but think
      the crawl space
      under his house
      would be
      far more telling.

    • DonnaLee

      I’m sure ours is not so nasty. His history could give us nightmares.

  • Athirson

    This could be a huge money-maker for red states if this catches on. Just think of all the porn they sell all across the Babble Belt. Even Kansas could score a remedy for its fiscal woes

  • Boreal

    I skipped lunch and now I’m getting hungry.

    http://i.imgur.com/yiCl62h.jpg

  • TimCA

    Sorry to disappoint you Delegate LaRock* but my subscription to Falcon Studios is for art films. Nothing obscene there.

    *if that’s not a name for a porn star, I don’t know what is. lol

    • Ninja0980

      Does Falcon even make good movies anymore?

      • TimCA

        Different strokes for different folks. I guess it would be a matter of opinion. 🙂

      • kevin vincent

        I like Randy Blue but don’t think they Mage a new movie in a few months

      • Rambie

        who does ?

    • *if that’s not a name for porn star I don’t know what is

      Attila the Hung?

    • Robincho

      FunFact™: Rod LaRocque was an actual Hollywood actor…

  • ColdCountry

    This has nothing to do with “preventing” human trafficking. It also means that the rich are trying to keep the goodies for themselves, as usual.

  • PR

    Does he know the biggest watchers of porn are christian republicans ??

  • jimbo65

    What a crock of horseshit. To combat human trafficking? Just another attempt at fleecing the taxpayers.

  • bkmn

    They just cannot wrap their tiny heads around the concept of free speech.

  • Ninja0980

    Don’t fuck with people’s porn.
    That will get them to vote against you faster then anything else will.

    • jimbo65

      Especially if it involves thwarting the rubes chance to get a look at 45’s afternoon delight, Stormy Daniels. God I threw up a little typing that.

    • Uncle Mark

      Without their porn, the people will have all that extra time & energy to take to the streets

    • (((GC)))

      If this bill does get signed into law, and until it’s struck down by the courts, people will simply buy their computers, routers, cable modems, smartphones, etc. out of state.

  • Cackalaquiano

    That guy needs to watch some porn. Loosen up man!

    • Uncle Mark

      He still traumatized by the fact that his mom profits from starring in great-granny porn.

    • I’d bet $20 he’s watched a lot of it.

  • Uncle Mark

    With the corrupted FCC destruction of net neutrality, won’t the ISPs already be “taxing” all Americans for any porn they want to watch online?

  • safari

    These people are twisted.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    Danica Roem needs to bitch slap this guy.

  • Lazycrockett

    VPN and they won’t know who you are. This is stupid.

    • ChrisMorley

      or where

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    LOL these people kill me.

    Aint gonna work

  • Texndoc

    You don’t take away something people have and then charge them to get it back. You offer the chance to have something removed if they want for the money. What’s that? The missus wants porn blocked from the house but mister is saying not so fast ?

    • Tor

      And he’s going to write a check from their joint account?

      • TexasBoy

        He’ll pay from his lunch allowance.

  • bkmn

    O/T – As he steps down as Governor, Brownback declares “It’s a pit” in reference to the condition of state facilities. The irony…

    http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article197379284.html

    • Boreal

      A pit that he dug.

      • safari

        Then shat in for good measure.

        • Boreal

          Then rubbed all over himself.

          • Reality.Bites

            Your choice of response:

            1. In his case it’s cleansing

            2. They don’t call him Brownback for nothing.

          • Did he have to pay a $20 fee?

        • Treant

          Fun memory: I was digging a hole for a new shrub when the neighbor’s cat stopped by (he did that often as I was always good for a nice petting and possibly some tuna). Seeing the hole, he proceeded to poo in it and then get his petting.

          I planted the shrub right next to that poo. I’ve never seen a shrub establish and take off so quickly in my life.

    • Taylor Bixler

      Kansas is the Galtian paradise the GOP wants to inflict on all of us.

  • “GOP Reps Intro $20 Porn Watching Fee”

    This is excellent! I think we’ve finally found a way to get hetero white men to stop voting Republican!

  • JWC

    Dumb dumb dumb and dumb ….what and $45 for gay porn

  • HZ81

    But there’ll be no charge for viewing religious sties? No cult fees, huh?

  • Hue-Man

    This porn story and the earlier masturbation story – if they’re successful, violent times ahead!

  • Adam Stevens

    That these yahoos consider sex ‘obscene’ pretty much reveals the true intention here.

  • William

    Will state agents check in on porn viewers to ensure any ‘spillage’ is properly cleaned?

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Jobs!

      • William

        A good blow job shouldn’t require any clean up.

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          Thank you ^ needs said more often ^

  • Mike C

    Can’t get Medicaid expanded but they have time for this.

    • Kruhn

      Hey! We have to protect The Commonwealth from hunky, hung studs having kinky sex for our viewing pleasure! After all, every time you watch porn, an angel cries! /s

  • Tor

    In other words, a porn-watcher’s registry. What happened to smaller government?

    • Jamie_Johnson

      Silly, smaller government is only for rich people.

  • SkokieGuy

    Almost 60 comments and no one has posted this yet? Out of a sense of duty and obligation to my JMG friends:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBDCq6Q8k2E

  • Treant

    Cute. It’s a great way to generate a few dollars from the dumb and unable to cover their tracks, and also a great way to do absolutely nothing about human trafficking while claiming you are.

    As such, it’s perfect for the Republicans!

    Also, since older male porn actors are not generally trafficked, does this apply to the hairy daddy man on one to many hairy daddy man porn that I favor? Asking for myself.

    • SkokieGuy

      Not sure if it applies. But after careful scrutiny of your favorite vids, we will be able to render a decision.

      • Treant

        Sure thing, I have…wow, about thirty DVDs and thirty Gb sitting on the hard drive.

        • SkokieGuy

          The judges will have to think long and hard before rendering a wise decision.

  • AtticusP
    • Treant

      There’s no effective difference since Reagan closed the mental institutions.

      • AtticusP

        I can remember, in the pre-wireless days, watching people walking down the street talking to themselves.

        You knew right away that that person had issues.

        Now, with Bluetooth, everybody looks nuts.

        • Treant

          I, too, have had the experience of staring at a well-dressed man talking to the air, only to have him turn so I could see the hands-free mouthpiece.

          Maybe the crazies are simply wearing those so they look sane? There’s no actual cell phone attached?

        • William

          They really look nuts when they are speaking Polish.

        • (((GC)))

          I heard someone phrase it well: it used to be that when you saw someone talking to an invisible friend, you’d have reason to doubt their sanity. Now, they might simply be using a Bluetooth headset.

          • AtticusP

            Or they could be praying. There are all sorts of invisible friends…

  • Marty Pavelka

    But, but, but. what about SMALL GOV’MINT????? /s

    • Uncle Mark

      Just small enough to fit in your vagina or your pants

  • kevin vincent

    Pretty sure this isn’t even constitutional the government has no right to dictate what you search (certain perimeters like child porn nonwithstanding of cpurse)

  • coram nobis

    Would “obscene” be the standard legal definition or whatever the Commonwealth of Virginia says it is, say, this exhibition of Michelangelo on the Accademia website?

    http://www.accademia.org/explore-museum/artworks/michelangelos-david/

    Do y’all mean to tell this here court that your museum is exhibitin’ a statue of a nude, naked teenage BOY?? With full nudal FRONTITY?? By an undocumented Itralian artist who was a known homa-SEXUAL??

    • William

      The rear view is pretty impressive too.

      • coram nobis

        Showed plenty of strength of character, we’d say. Certainly it’s impressive when you see it for real at the Accademia in Florence.

        • Robincho

          Dave’s fundament, I am reliably told, sells more postcards than any of the other vedute save for his face. I find it vastly more interesting than his cazzino…

          • coram nobis

            Michaelangelo’s male nudes all seem to have inadequate coupling gear. Makes you wonder if he really was gay.

    • Don’t forget to hide Lady Justice’s boobs from view.

      • Taylor Bixler

        Paging AG/ Senator Ashcroft…

      • William

        Ashcroft did that when he took office.

    • William

      This already happened in Texas.

      She says she heard that the reason the protesters targeted the David statue was because some opponents believed that statue in particular is somehow used to promote homosexuality.

      http://www.houstonpress.com/news/cl-ass-warfare-6557847

      http://bbs.clutchfans.net/index.php?threads/nude-statue-covered-up-in-conroe-tx.41764/

      • coram nobis

        Just wait till Caravaggio goes on tour in, say, Houston. The painting “Love Triumphant” (Amor Vincit Omnia) alone would cause half the state to faint. It is fairly promotional, we might say.

  • Taylor Bixler

    Larock has a history of this sort of puritanical rubbish (along with now vanquished Bob Marshall)
    https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?171+ful+HJ549
    VA House resolution – “pornography is creating a public health crisis”

  • Natty Enquirer

    You’re missing out, Dick. You should tax by the stroke.

  • William

    Put the lotion in the basket.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Is that like needle on the record ?

  • WNY

    So, grab your dick, and double-click, for porn. porn. porn!

  • Rex

    He’s just going to be hurting his base.
    And, why not add a $20 charge to every box of ammo sold to benefit the families who’s lives have been torn apart by gun violence.

    • Lars Littlefield

      Excellent idea!

    • Bad Tom

      THAT would make people angry.
      ——-
      And I would vote for it.

  • nocadrummer

    And we’ll find him with a stash of porn (possibly gay) in 3… 2… 1….

  • coram nobis

    Tom Lehrer defined obscenity, “or as we call it in the United States, ‘smut’,” for posterity.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaHDBL7dVgs

    • Treant

      I never realized it. He was kind of cute. Like, real cute.

      And somehow, I’m getting the feeling he’d play around a bit, at the very minimum.

      • pch1013

        He’s still around – retired from teaching now, and living in Santa Cruz.

    • pch1013

      I’ve never quibbled
      If it was ribald;
      I would devour
      Where others merely nibbled!

      I did that from memory. I love, love, love Tom Lehrer, even though some of his material is, for today’s sensitivities, totally unacceptable, e.g. “In Old Mexico.”

      • coram nobis

        He understood, like this legislator, that smut has different media for display.

        “Bring on the obscene movies, murals, postcards, samplers, neckties, stained-glass windows, tattoos, anything! More, more, I’m still not satisfied!”

    • Robincho

      Tom Lehrer is amazing. He was a maths prof, and one night we called at his hotel to take him to dinner. He said he’d be down in the lobby “in a jiffy — a jiffy, in this case, being approximately equivalent to 3.7 shakes of a lamb’s tail.”…

  • TexasBoy

    And then some religious nut will hack the database of the people that paid for the porn license, and will plant PERVERT! signs in their front yards.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      No need to wait for that religious nut with hacking skills. Don’t you think Black and LaRock are planning to put exactly that into their next anti-porn bill?

  • Scott MB

    So what is going to come out of his closet gay porn, some good ole’ BDSM, or staight up kiddie porn?! I bet this guys computer cache is full of porn .

    • coram nobis

      He’ll probably say it was research.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Man / Donkey vids…
      starring him

      • Bad Tom

        Think of the farm animals!

      • coram nobis

        “He studied animal husbandry — until they caught him at it one day.”
        — Tom Lehrer

  • BearEyes

    Porn is not obscene
    Relious “morality” is

  • kaydenpat

    How about a fee to watch Pastors online which will go towards fighting scams and fraud?

  • Is this another law that the lawmakers won’t have to abide by?

    • Gianni

      Their porn watching goes on the taxpayer’s bill.

  • DrRobY

    There should be a $50 surcharge per month to help combat abuse by churches.

  • kladinvt

    So, does the $20 fee, also apply to right-wing NaziKlan propaganda or FundieCultist BS?

  • TexasBoy

    The Bible is pretty racey. Maybe they should charge to read it.

    • JackNasty

      The problem is, nobody actually reads the Bible. They just use it bash other people.

      • andrew

        Studying the bible is what led me to the realization that it is just a human invention like the Iliad and Odyssey, although the biblical God Yahweh is a more reprehensible character than Zeus.

  • coram nobis

    Chief Justice Burger, in Miller v. California, 413 U.S. 15 (1973), defined obscenity thus:

    The basic guidelines for the trier of fact must be: (a) whether the average person, applying contemporary community standards would find that the work, taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest, (b) whether the work depicts or describes, in a patently offensive way, sexual conduct specifically defined by the applicable state law; and (c) whether the work, taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.

    The lawschool mnemonic for the last, “taken as a whole” prong, is SLAPS.

    • This whole thing is bizarre to me as the Virginia Code defines obscenity in similar terms as Miller. So oddly, a Virginia resident, based on the wording of this legislation, would be able to pay to access something illegal. It’s kind of a head scratcher (though requiring browsers to block illegal materials makes some sense, even if I disagree with it.)

      • coram nobis

        It’s sort of like 18 USC 2257 becoming the DOJ’s seal of approval for porn sites, certifying that the material on that site is safe-to-view.

  • Paula

    I love when they try to cover up their crazy religious beliefs by trying to pretend its to help people.
    If he doesn’t like porn, maybe he shouldn’t watch it.

    • Silver Badger

      God forgives him. You’re the one he’s worried about.

      • Gretchen

        God and I have an agreement; I get to follow my own moral code as long as I don’t tell his fundies he doesn’t really exist.

  • Dana Chilton

    anyone with a day of civics class would know this was unconstitutional.

    • coram nobis

      1st Amendment, certainly. It also probably flouts the Interstate Commerce Clause.

      • Dana Chilton

        There’s a long list of SCOTUS cases: Reno, State, Burstyn, Lawrence, etc…

  • Bad Tom

    “unlawful for any person to distribute or sell any product that makes content accessible on the Internet unless the product possesses an operating digital content blocking capability that renders obscene content, including obscene items, obscene performances, or obscene exhibitions, inaccessible.”

    This proposal appears to require Google, Microsoft, Adobe, Apple, Mozillal, Samsung, et. ali., to design their software and phones to comply with Virginia law, including this licensing fee.

    INAL, but there might be issues with that.
    ——-
    Aside from the fact that there is no real way to automatically identify “obscene” content. Current methods rely on voluntary tagging by producers who don’t want laws like this. That is so simple filters in browsers work reasonably well, and you don’t have to filter out every mention of the word “breast”.

  • TrollopeReader

    Should raise a lot of money from their evangelical base, I’d think …

  • Frostbite

    And we can be sure he’ll be the first one to own up his $20.

    • coram nobis

      Andrew Jackson wept.

  • mikeinftl

    I’m sure the money will go for human trafficking, just like the lottery goes to education.

    • Silver Badger

      It was supposed to go to parks in Colorado. It goes mostly to prisons now.

  • Yixing’s Fluffer

    Black, Dick warns about the danger of internet pornography. If politics didn’t exist, it would be necessary to invent it for the sake of comedy.

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    ROFLMFAO!!!!!! This is the stupidest thing that I’ve read about this lifetime. Good luck with that, Virgins!

  • Friday’s_cat

    One of the amendments to this bill was a provision exempting republican legislators from paying the fee for research purposes.

  • narutomania

    Okay. Here’s a little monkey wrench for you: define “obscene”.

    One man’s go-to porn scene is another man’s … well, probably his go-to porn scene. Hahahaha. Fuck you and your faux outrage over porn.

  • scorpiomike

    Something tells me somebody is feeling guilty about his browser history.

  • TrollopeReader
    • Joe in PA

      But of course he did. 🙁

  • TexasBoy

    This is why net neutrality is important, folks.

  • M Jackson

    I wondered why he’s been asking me if he could borrow a twenty.

  • MBear

    Shithole state?

  • Pip

    I’m sure pretty soon anything with the mention of LGBT anything would be banned as obscene. Also, what’s this about big government getting too big for the likes of the Republicans? Because peeping into what you do and do not view on the internet to charge you more for it sure seems like a big government kinda thing to do to me.

  • boatboy_srq

    Verizon, Comcast, Cox and the other ISPs will have a field day with this. As will ACLU.

  • Halou

    “Small government”

  • Octoberfurst

    I’m sure this bill will go over big with all the Bible-thumpers who secretly look at porn every night. “Oh—yeah—–I’m—-really—-for—-that—bill. >long pause< yay."

  • Tomcat

    Next the will want a tax on honesty, since they never use it.

  • jesus……I already have to pay $20 to watch any decent online porn!

    • Gianni

      Yeah, I object! We already have to pay full price to watch the whole video instead of just the teaser clips.

      • Seriously. Don’t get me started and then cut off before the big payoff!

        • Gianni

          Frustrating, right? 🙂

  • Talisman

    And when his bill comes due?

  • Chris Gardner

    This might be the way to win back the government for Democrats. Let the Republicans try to limit access to porn. Conservative states have the highest rates of watching it.

  • Default_User

    Just HOW is this law going to be enforced? No computer manufacturer would put the blocking software just for the state market. Even if that is possible, the new user would just uninstall the thing. IP-based blockers can be circumvented by proxy and VPNs. No one would want to have their names listed on a state database for this purpose.

  • TheManicMechanic

    The fund will be used to seek therapy for all the offended salads in the world.

  • Bambino

    The pimps are not even hiding anymore. Should tell his base on top of the $20, they will be paying higher because of the disappearance of Net Neutrality. So they are fuck twice not in the porn way.

  • andrew

    I propose: The Protecting People From Scamvangelist Act. There would be a $20 fee for watching Evangelical and Fundamentalist Christian T.V. that asks it’s viewers for donations/love offerings. The money would be used to set up counseling centers to help the vulnerable and gullible overcome their addiction to Scamvangelists.

  • boatboy_srq

    It’s particularly delicious to encounter this in Virginia, at once home to all the lunacy that Lynchburg houses and to some of the craziest swinging and closeted households in the US.

    • orion dumptee

      craziest and closeted is correct,! his 2 best pals are eugene delgaudio ,an bob marshall

  • VodkaAndPolitics

    What if I consider videos produced by crackpot evangelical ministers to be “obscene materials”… can we make their patrons cough up $20 bucks… actually make it $50 bucks, their content is vastly more harmful to society.

  • teedofftaxpayer

    If that’s the case I guess they’ll get rich off the Republicans.

  • It’s an election year. Pieces of nutty legislation like this are introduced all the time, NOT because the sponsors have any realistic expectations that they will become law, but because they can go home to their base supporters and crow about how they’re fighting pornography. It’s political pandering at its most shameless.

  • -M-

    Republican Checklist
    Governmental overreach into both business and private morality. ✅
    Means, methods, mechanisms, purposes and terms undefined. ✅
    Illegal and unworkable. ✅

  • stuckinthewoods

    They have time for this but killed HB646 yesterday in subcommittee, a bill to prohibit tethering pet animals outside in inclement weather or extreme temperatures.

  • Charles Nelson

    The State of Virginia will make a lot of money from this bill, especially from Republicans. Red States watch vastly more porn than citizens from Blue States.
    There are stats to back this up.

  • canoebum

    What is it with these control freaks? This is headed to the slagheap of bad ideas…fast.

  • rextrek1

    Gawd I HATE REPUBLICANS…and LCRs PHK OFF! ..at this point the GOP IS the Enemy of the USA

  • gaycuckhubby

    I’m sure NOW will endorse this

  • Tom G

    This is gonna hurt the church collection plate!

  • Cuberly Deux

    Yikes! He looks like wacked out preacher Estus Pirkle. We’re all bound for 70s heaven!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZbH-3eBIYo

  • Yobitim

    This passes and it tanks the Canadian economy.

  • Richard B

    We have a international money launderer and scamster in chief who colluded with the Russians to gain control of the Oval Office and this Virginia idiot thinks it is important to tax people who jerk off before bedtime.
    Every American needs to hear a hundred times before the mid term elections:
    The Republicans are inept and cannot govern.

  • Rick

    Republicans hard at work.

  • Franciscan

    You’d think the OMM would pile on this proposal to make obscenity available to those willing to pay $20. Next thing you know, Virginia will try to tax blasphemy.

  • John Norris

    Somehow I don’t see hardware manufacturers creating Virginia Only computers to prevent Virginians from seeing hardware.

  • GanymedeRenard

    First of all, define ‘obscene’, and by whose standards, you bigot.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Yeah, that’s not going to work.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Images of torture are obscene to me– you know, kind of like this one:
    http://www.bible-history.com/biblestudy/crucifixion.jpg

  • JackNasty

    Virginia is going to give Utah a run for its money with this legislation.

    Are you watching, Utah? Your legislation from last year declared pornography a health crisis has just been trumped.

  • ECarpenter

    They’re just trolls who want attention, just like troll commenters here. They know their claims are ignorant and stupid.

  • Professor Barnhardt

    The bill was introduced in the Virginia House by Del. Dave LaRock.

    Not much of a surprise. He cites Eugene Delgaudio’s claims as if they were medical facts.

    https://twitter.com/larock4delegate

    https://twitter.com/SenRichardBlack

    https://twitter.com/Eugenedelgaudio

  • Friday

    So, Fundies want to start defining ‘obscene’ again, do they? Only problem is I think it’ll put most of their followers out twenty bucks.

    Anyone else noticed that in Fundie-controlled states, they *won’t* fund efforts against human trafficking, or even take a dime from what they waste on pot prohibition, but they love to try to use it to re-institute Puritanical laws and taxes?

  • Guy Johnson

    Of course, these two nut jobs represent the county in which I reside.

    • LesbianTippingHabits

      Sad !

  • KnownDonorDad

    Nice to know they’re opposed to big government.

  • freethinker666

    This is stupid on so many levels, who is going to write the software? Who’s going to determine what’s obscene content? If you determine that writing is obscene then the Bible will be censored. And then of course there’s that pesky little freedom of speech thing. And don’t forget this, pornography is big money and the old saying money talks and bullshit walks. Who is going to pay to install this software, how about the logistics of only being able to sell certain computers to Virginia. Who’s going to police this piece of bullshit. You want to tell Microsoft, Dell, and all the other computer manufacturers that they have to meet this requirement in order to sell in Virginia, good luck with that

  • Dunkerblinker

    The state deems obscene??? Then the inbred fucks can pay $20 (aka their life savings) to watch their pussy-grabbin Cheeto-In-Chief

  • JCF
  • LesbianTippingHabits


    This is actually a very good idea.

    Why?

    Because the porn market is in red states.

    Sad !

  • Sporkfighter

    These people don’t understand how technology works. Bits are bits; no computer can tell them apart, and certainly not when the supplier and the consumer collaborate in obfuscating what those bits are.

  • SDG

    Don’t these idiots realize that it will directly effect the amount of money going to the GOP and Evangelical organizations and their “Churches”.