Democrat Senators Shamelessly Act Like Republicans
Sen. Clinton and Sen. Lieberman are making it abundantly clear that they are running for President in 2008 and that they intend to get there by acting like Republicans. And not just your regular run-of-the-mill Republicans, but crazy, whacked-out Republicans.
The Senators are up in arms about pornographic content "hidden" in a video game called "Grand Theft Auto". This reminds me of that age old Zen question of "if pornography is hidden, is it really pornography?"
Here is how it works,
"The content can be unlocked by using the "Hot Coffee" code modification widely available on the Internet. By installing the modification, gamers can have their drivers find different girlfriends in the game who will have a "cup of hot coffee" -- a euphemism for sex -- with them."
All these years my wife has been telling me she is meeting friends for a "hot cup of coffee" and now it turns out she is really using a euphemism for sex!
The games makers offer up an interesting defense.
"A spokesman for the game's maker, Rockstar Games Inc., said the "Hot Coffee" modification was the unauthorized work of people in the "modder community" -- the group of intense gamers who often add content to games."
I'm no expert, but how can a group of intense gammers add content to a game without the maker of the game knowing?
Lieberman is miffed.
"Lieberman (D-Conn.) asked Rockstar president Sam Houser to submit the game to independent analysts to determine how the content was put in.
'I am asking you to bring this matter to light and resolve this serious controversy by voluntarily submitting your game to independent concerned and responsible parties for such technical analysis,' Lieberman wrote in a letter to Houser."
And Clinton is equally appalled.
"The disturbing material in 'Grand Theft Auto' and other games like it is stealing the innocence of our children, and it's making the difficult job of being a parent even harder," Clinton said.
Yeah. Silly me. I thought that terrorists flying planes into buildings in our country, followed by our leadership concocting a lie so we can wage war in Iraq allowing our President's friends to reap the spoils of that war while regular Americans are actually fighting and dying in said war, coming home to find no job and no VA healthcare, but finding tax cuts for the rich who are not off fighting and dying in the war, and record high gas prices and a sluggish economy and another terrorist attack in England where stealing the innocence of our children and making the job of being a parent harder, but I guess I was wrong. It's all "Grand Theft Auto's" fault.
Very nice waste of time from Democratic Senators pandering to the right to try to win a Presidential election. I have four words for you...Mark Warner in 2008.