Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Open billboard thread at ip; Willie Nelson cancels red state dates

Why the hell is interested party doing this? Here are a few pertinent links:

http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/news/article_5ffc488a-6af2-11e0-891b-001cc4c002e0.html?mode=comments

http://decorumforum.blogspot.com/2011/04/sorry-bill-not-on-this-blog.html

http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/app/blogs/city_hallways/

http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/app/blogs/politicalblog/?p=7570

Prohibition doesn't work. Is taxing billboards a way to bridge free speech without creating a chilling effect? Mix it up live, South Dakota. And how is billboard speech different from the offensive but protected language recently upheld in Snyder v. Phelps?

Willie Nelson has cancelled tour dates in states where his medicine is illegal. Smart man, that Red-Headed Stranger.

2 comments:

hipneck said...

"TO BE HOPEFUL in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.
What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction.
And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory."
— Howard Zinn

hipneck said...

watch this : Willie Nelson on Larry King – Those Buildings On 9/11 Were Imploded!