Censorship goes local

Arjan Hulsebos arjanh at WOLFPACK.NL
Thu Nov 15 10:37:03 EST 2007

On Wed, 14 Nov 2007 11:30:54 -0600, Delta-Wave wrote
> <*>On 11/14/07, M Holmes <fofp at holyrood.ed.ac.uk> wrote:  <*>
> http://news.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=1780422007
> absolutely rediculous
> first of all, to employ a law like that, there needs to be one on 
> the books about the offensive nature of any shirts promoting the carpenter....

The carpenter's son, to be precise. But you're right, although there are
precious few who will agree.

> reminds me of my favorite record shop here that had a picture disc 
> of Jesus doing an IV shot......the owner would come in and turn it 
> around to the backside, and then when he'd leave the employee would 
> once again display it

The question at hand is where do you cross the line, and becomes what you say
obscene, blasphemous, xenophobic, homophobic,offensive, whatever? Freedom of
speech is a Good Thing (TM), but the fact that you can say something doesn't
imply that you should say it.

Of course, in this case, the Scottish police acted downright stupid.

Rock in the 70ies:
   substance inhalation, hotel devastation, and amplifier obliteration

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