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It Was a Breast – Get Over it Already!

Okay, now that we have all had a good laugh, or cry at Janet Jackson’s expense can we please get back to concerning ourselves with the state of our Union and of the world. You would think that the one minute exposure of a woman’s pasty clothed breast could bring ruination to the nation and forever devastate the minds of our child who most likely suckled at a breast for the first 18-24 months of their lives.

American soldiers continue to die daily mired in a War we never should have started; the Republican led Congress has rack up the biggest national debt in the countries history with no real plan to deflate it; our president has a serious and mounting credibility problem; the U.S. economy continues to shed jobs across collars; health care costs continue to grow at a frightening pace; the debate on the right of Gays to marry is boiling over; we are in the middle of a Presidential race, most likely one of the most important in American history, and yet the nation is abuzz with the sighing of a breast during the “scared family hour.” Please, give me a break!

In a nation where pornography is now a multi-billion dollar business and growing, sex sells everything from cars to tooth paste, scantily clad, buxom women routinely festoon the screens of American television set at all times of the day, it is hysterical, and somewhat twisted that the one second sighing of a woman’s breast during the advertising slugfest called the Super Bowl could cause such a uproar. Can we get back to reality now and get back to governing the nation and tackling the real issues facing the nation?

Posted by V. Edward Martin at February 15, 2004 10:45 AM