Thursday, September 27, 2007


Legally Objectionable

And we're back. You'll have to excuse me; there was a bit of a homework panic.

And who better to bring us back in than raving anti-games advocate and reality troll Jack Thompson? And oh, did he lay a ripe one.

See, first of all, Thompson, for his long string of... questionable tactics, is already under investigation by the Florida Bar Assocation. Of course, the perfectly reasonable response to this is to file a suit against the Florida Bar Association. And as part of this perfectly logical action, Thompson has accused the bar of collaboration with Norm Kent, who runs a news service called the National Gay News. Now, NGN offers adult links, and Thompson is accusing the Bar of knowingly associating with a man who, and I quote, "distribut[es]... hardcore porn to anyone of any age." This, too, would be fair enough of an accusation-- maybe a bit out there, but certainly fair enough.

But of course, it's not a Jack Thompson legal battle if it doesn't go completely batshit:

Not content to make that alleged point in writing, Thompson attached several gay porn pictures to his motion with Judge Jordan. The pictures apparently do not come directly from the National Gay News site, but rather are contained on sites linked from NGN’s adult links section.

The judge is decidedly not happy, as this means hardcore pornography can be viewed via the court's docketing system. Thompson, of course, has already set himself up to play the martyr:

To hold Thompson in contempt for alerting the federal court system to the criminal activity… is akin to arresting Paul Revere, in 1775, for “disturbing the peace” with his midnight ride…

Man, there's nothing I love more than seeing the long, slow-burning self-destruction of someone who truly deserves it.

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