Hank Johnson Does NOT Want You To Know Which Porn He Has Been Watching.

There are things you can say when you district is as safe as GA-4, as long as you A) are not Cynthia McKinney, and B) are a Democrat. Things like: “I may not mind if they know that I ordered up J. Edgar, but I don’t want them to know that I ordered Good Girls Gone Bad.”

That was from Democratic Representative Hank Johnson of Decatur, in comments about H.R. 2471, which seeks to let movie rental companies and video service providers post listings of their customers’ favorite movies, as long as they got permission from the customers. You may think I am making this up, but you would be wrong. Click the link, go The Hill, and read the post from Pete Kasperowicz yourself. Rep Bob Goodlatte (R-Va) sponsored the bill which gave Mel Watt (D-NC) and Johnson so much concern. From the article:

Goodlatte said this should not be a concern because the bill requires consumers to consent to the sharing of their favorite videos. But that was not enough for Watt, or for Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), who said he does not want people to know that he rented ‘Debbie Does Dallas.‘”

Well, kudos to Rep. Johnson for speaking the plain truth. Nobody wants their porn-viewing preferences posted online. But I’d love to have heard him say it, in that dry, droll tone of his, so I hope this was televised on C-SPAN somewhere.

5 comments

  1. Baker says:

    The mere fact this bill got proposed is so stupid. They can’t come up with a budget for like a four year period, but let’s talk about whether movie companies can post videos. I’m embarrassed that I have family and many connections in Mr. Goodlatte’s district.

  2. CobbGOPer says:

    Good old Hank. Proving every day that a member of Congress can be just as smart as his constituents.

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