It’s that sobering, reality-soaked time of year again – the Christmas decorations are coming down, winter is setting in, and it’s time to return the unloved dregs in the bookstore from whence they came. While cleaning house for our annual inventory, this particular collection of pathetic, also-rans designated for return caught my eye today: Jerome Corsi’s Obama Nation, David Freddoso’s The Case Against Barack Obama, and the rush press edition of the childlike Sarah Palin biography. So long, losers!
In other news, there has been a rather disheartening update to the Oregon court case concerning the law restricting the sale of “sexually explicit material” to minors. You may remember this issue from my post “Its Raining Porn in Oregon” from last year. In Oregon, if a 12-year old walks into a bookstore and opens, say, a sex education book or “The Story of O”, that just so happens to have some images or passages related to human sexuality in it, under the Oregon law, this can be construed as “furnishing sexually explicit material to a child” and the bookseller can be prosecuted – up to a year in prison and/or a $6250 fine. U.S. District Court Judge Michael W. Mosman decided last month that the Oregon law was right in line with every Constitutional precedent he could think of, so it was A-OK by him. An appeal is currently being considered by the ABFFE and the other plaintiffs.