October 20th, 2003


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jimbojones
11:00 pm - Your tax dollars hard at work
Somehow, it seems like every time I visit scarlett723, there's a photo op. This time, it wasn't pretty:

I think I'm going to be sick.

Notice the fine print tagline? Uh huh. Your tax money and mine.

I think I'm going to be fucking sick.

 
Current Mood: tired
Current Music: Cassius - The Sound of Violence

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[User Picture] From: anyaatl
Date: October 20th, 2003 - 08:05 pm
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How fucking wonderful.....
Where is this billboard located, btw?


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: October 21st, 2003 - 10:52 am
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Cookeville, TN. But does it matter? I mean... it's a FEDERAL billboard.


 
[User Picture] From: stpdlsr
Date: October 20th, 2003 - 10:08 pm
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That sounds pretty cheap for a wedding ring.


And what's the point of a bachelor party if you can't have sex until you're married?


 
[User Picture] From: apotheon
Date: October 20th, 2003 - 10:40 pm
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I think the $400 price tag on that ring says something about abstinence advocates that use federal funds to brainwash the masses.


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: October 21st, 2003 - 10:52 am
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$400 is not cheap for a wedding ring. $400 would be cheap for an ENGAGEMENT ring.

Besides, you're missing the real field day here: the typical traditional church wedding costs about as much as the car the happy couple drives. Often more.


 
[User Picture] From: apotheon
Date: October 21st, 2003 - 10:56 am
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good point


 
From: babycola
Date: October 21st, 2003 - 12:13 am
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Is it to combat teen parenthood?


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: October 21st, 2003 - 10:50 am
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Actually 'cola, "abstinence" is the single accepted answer as far as the Bush administration is concerned for STDs, unwanted pregnancies, and everything else. Partly because conveniently enough if you DO abstain from sex, you WON'T get pregnant or get an STD, but mostly because our current government is full of evangelical christians and this really has far more to do with religion than it does with health care.

"Abstinence" as a birth control and STD control method is what GETS you tons and tons of teen pregnancies and teen chlamydia cases, 'cause let's face it, teenagers like to fuck and (GASP!) often don't respond that well to authority.


 
[User Picture] From: ravenword
Date: October 21st, 2003 - 03:35 pm
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teenagers like to fuck and (GASP!) often don't respond that well to authority.


::shifty look::


 
[User Picture] From: lauracroft
Date: October 23rd, 2003 - 08:15 pm
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Abstinence: the accepted answer. And so effective, too!


 
[User Picture] From: buckylea
Date: October 21st, 2003 - 03:54 am
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i don't really see why it's such a bad thing. less unwanted teen pregnancies, less complicated broken relationships, less stds (maybe). i dunno. i don't really understand what your govt has to do with abstinence though...?

oh. i just realised you were probably embittered because of the govt, not because of the Just Say No message. maybe.


 
[User Picture] From: ravenword
Date: October 21st, 2003 - 05:23 am
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I can't speak for Jimbo, but I happen to think that marrying someone before you know how sexually compatible you are with them would be a bad idea.

Also, getting married doesn't magically make people want to have kids right away, or ever. There are sometimes -- gasp! -- unwanted pregnancies within marriages, too. Many, many, many married men and women use birth control.

Therefore, the government is stupid. But you are not. See, choosing how to deal with this issue for one person is a lot simpler than saying you've decided what the whole country should do.


 
[User Picture] From: buckylea
Date: October 21st, 2003 - 06:34 pm
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oh yeah, sexual compatibility is important. but i reckon you can learn a lot about a person without actually having sex and just doing..er.. other things. i think i just like the idea of saving One Thing for the person that you truly love/are meant to be with.

and i know there are unwanted pregnancies within marriages, but usually if you're married you're in it for the "long haul" and it (theoretically) should be easier to deal with than if you're just dating or whatever.

the billboard kinda sucks but i do think sometimes kids need to be reminded that you don't HAVE to have sex. even if you do love them. it's not a requisite.


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: October 21st, 2003 - 10:54 am
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You can't legislate abstinence. Attempting to do so is what GETS you teen pregnancies and teen STDs.


 
[User Picture] From: buckylea
Date: October 21st, 2003 - 08:37 pm
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yeah


 
[User Picture] From: stpdlsr
Date: October 21st, 2003 - 06:11 am
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I just realized, doesn't that technically mean that a virgin is only worth about $600 more than a whore? I think I'd like the $600 (and a lifetime of skilled blowjobs)!


 
[User Picture] From: lauracroft
Date: October 23rd, 2003 - 08:15 pm
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LaughMyFuckin'AssOff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 
[User Picture] From: sesby
Date: October 21st, 2003 - 08:07 am
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Sex is dirty and dangerous - so save it for someone you love!


 
[User Picture] From: sushigrade
Date: October 21st, 2003 - 10:27 am
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Oh please, oh please, oh PLEASE let Mastercard or Visa or whoever it is sue them to take it down. I generally hate corporations being assholes about parodies of their ad campaigns, but in this case, I will definitely make an exception.


 
[User Picture] From: blue_canary
Date: October 21st, 2003 - 12:11 pm
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Having a kid because the Federal Abstinance Eductation Funders didn't include sex ed in their agenda: a fuckload of money


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