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The Few, The Proud, The Pornless

It is a bit of an understatement to suggest that this is not the best time to be an American soldier. You know the story: two wars, both ill-conceived and managed with nary a shred of competence; rampant foreclosures on the homefront, many falling upon the families of the soldiers abroad. And a profound refusal of the Senate to upgrade the articles of the GI Bill, as the military is afraid of treating their soldiers too fairly. Because, you know, happy soldiers might be less inclined to dodge roadside bombs and kill things.

And then there is the coup de grace, the proverbial money shot which the religious right (in the you-can’t-too visage of Donald E. Wildmon) and their senatorial adherents have tossed off across the collective nose of the military’s men and women with greater incivility and eye-stinging fluidity than the hardest of hardcore S&M porn. Specifically in the glory loophole-closing of the Military Honor and Decency Act, which, according to its anal-retentive architect, Rep. Paul E. Broun, would disallow the sale of any materials deemed pornographic or obscene on military installations.

The offending materials? Playboy and Penthouse.

A pork-barreled paucity of decency awaits after the jump. MORE>>

April 28th, 2008 Posted by The Snarling Misanthrope | Getting Your Spank On, Litigate This!, Media Mayhem, Sexual Health | 22 comments

eBay Sues Craigslist; Old Nintendo Games and Skeevy Hook-Ups Hang in Balance

From USA Today:

“Craigslist is firing back at its rival and minority owner eBay, scolding the online auctioneer’s actions as unethical and smelling of a hostile takeover. In a move that pits two of the Internet’s most popular sites against each other, eBay sued the online classifieds company Tuesday, alleging it unfairly tried to dilute eBay’s stake in it. eBay purchased a 28% stake in privately held Craigslist in 2004.”

But the best part is Craigslist’s response. In typical Craigslist fashion (re: angry dude who isn’t getting his way), they posted a blog entitled “Tainted Love“.

“Coming from a shareholder that views Craigslist as a prime competitor, filing suit without so much as mentioning these assertions beforehand seems unethical, and hints at ulterior motives.

Analysis! Stats! Real-time in-game cock shots! After the jump! MORE>>

April 23rd, 2008 Posted by The Snarling Misanthrope | Best of Douchelist, Litigate This! | no comments